Tag: Mexico

Freight trains remain mode of transport for illegal entry to US

By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com In this year’s best-selling novel “American Dirt,” men, women and children risk injury or death to climb aboard moving freight trains in an attempt to illegally cross into the United States. U.S. railroads say real-life cases of smuggling or trespassing on freight rail networks near the U.S.-Mexico border continue. Last […]

UP, CEMEX agree to transport liquid carbon dioxide from Texas port

Published by progressiverailroading.com Port Freeport yesterday announced a new operational agreement between CEMEX Inc. and Union Pacific Railroad to transport liquid carbon dioxide from Freeport, Texas, to Mexico. CEMEX transloads the liquid carbon dioxide from tank trucks into rail cars while UP arranges the transport of the loaded cars to their destination in Mexico, port officials said in a press […]

U.S. Dependence on Supply Chains in Mexico Exposed by COVID-19

Pentagon officials recently raised serious concerns over disrupted supply chains located in Mexico due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The IAM has been warning about offshoring components and parts for years.  “Bringing supply chains home from Mexico and China will take more than tweets, press releases and op-eds by the Administration,” writes IAM Chief of Staff and Director […]

VA Senators send Letter to FreightCar CEO Asking for Explanation of Sending Jobs to Mexico

TCU Member Fred Owens holds FreightCar Mexico shirt that some of the employees had made VA Senators send Letter to FreightCar CEO Asking for Explanation of Sending Jobs to Mexico In a letter from Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner, they ask for FreightCar CEO James Meyer to explain the company’s actions in ending […]

FreightCar America sends Carmen jobs to Mexico

For immediate release  |  Contact: Kevin Gifford, TCU Communications Director, 301-840-8741, giffordk@tcunion.org On September 19th, FreightCar America [“FCA”], a manufacturer of freight rail car rolling stock, announced their intentions to begin manufacturing operations in Castanos, Mexico. In a joint venture with Fasemex, a Mexican manufacturing and servicing company, FCA will begin operations by mid-2020. This […]

UPDATE: FRA Denies KCS’s Petition to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

This is a follow up to the October 19th article regarding the Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s (KCS) petition to allow Class III air brake tests currently required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to be instead performed by Kansas City Southern de […]

Kansas City Southern may follow Union Pacific’s lead on precision scheduled railroading

Dive Brief: Kansas City Southern (KCS) is closely watching Union Pacific’s transition to precision scheduled railroading (PSR) before deciding how and whether it will apply the operating model to its own service, CEO Patrick Ottesnmeyer said during a third-quarter earnings call. “There certainly are elements of the precision scheduled railroading methodology that we think makes […]

Follow Up – KCS Petitions FRA to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

In a recent article on the TCU website it was reported that a group of bipartisan congressman wrote to DOT Secretary Chao concerning Kansas City Southern’s (KCS) petition for waiver to allow Mexican crews to preform Class III inspections on the Mexican side of the border instead of the inspections being performed by US inspectors […]

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