Tag: Norfolk Southern

Railroads back plan calling for 24% raises, but workers wary

Courtesy of the Associated Press The major freight railroads signaled they’re ready to negotiate a new deal with their workers based on a presidential report that calls for 24% raises, but the 12 unions involved in the stalled talks covering 115,000 workers still haven’t commented on the recommendations. The group that represents BNSF, Union Pacific, Norfolk […]

How Wall Street holds railroads hostage: Analysis

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Focus on operating ratio inhibits volume growth, hurts service, and prevents share gain from highway The U.S. Class I railroads’ recurring crew shortages, related bouts of service problems, and a lack of meaningful volume growth are intertwined. You can lay the blame for all three problems at just one place: […]

For House Rail Subcommittee, an Earful on Safety

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor for railwayage.com “Examining Freight Rail Safety” was the theme of a June 14 hearing of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. The aim: for members “to hear from government and stakeholder witnesses about the state of freight rail safety and issues […]

Canadian regulators propose more detailed requirements for reporting railroad performance metrics

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroads would have to report local service data as well as locomotive and crew availability Class I railroads operating in Canada would be required to report additional performance and staffing metrics under a proposal Canadian regulators unveiled on Friday. Transport Canada’s move was announced on the same day that the Surface Transportation […]

STB to Require Four Class Is to Submit Plans on How to Fix Service Crisis

By Justin Franz for railfan.com The U.S. Surface Transportation Board announced Friday that all seven Class I railroads will have to submit reports on rail service, performance and employment, and four of them will need to provide plans on how they will get service back on track.  The request for more information and transparency comes […]

What’s Next For Class I Railroads After That Tense STB Hearing?

By Justin Franz for railfan.com After a fiery two-day hearing in Washington D.C., about the ongoing Class I service crisis, many in and out of the rail industry are asking “What’s next?”  After receiving an avalanche of complaints from shippers and railroaders about the state of rail service, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board demanded that […]

Norfolk Southern service deteriorates amid crew shortages

By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroad steps up hiring efforts in tight job market ATLANTA — Norfolk Southern’s service has deteriorated over the past six weeks amid crew shortages and operational changes, according to shippers and connecting railroads. Some expressed concern that the railroad is teetering on the brink of a meltdown as train speed falls, […]

Judge says railroad talks should be included in lawsuits

BY JOSH FUNK / ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — A federal judge has ruled that the details of conversations between the nation’s four largest railroads should be included in lawsuits challenging billions of dollars of charges the railroads imposed in the past. The ruling on Friday undercuts one of the defenses Union Pacific, BNSF, CSX and […]

St. Louis’ TRRA records drop in intermodal traffic

The Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA) logged a “noticeable” drop in recent intermodal traffic due to falling imports from China because of the COVID-19 pandemic.  TRRA also recorded a decrease in traffic volumes from auto plant shut downs in the area, TRRA officials said in a St. Louis Regional Freightway press release. Medical supplies, food, chemicals and […]

Norfolk Southern cautions feds about coronavirus risks

The coronavirus pandemic could impact the financial results of Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC), although the magnitude of COVID-19’s effects on the railroad’s operations remains to be seen, the railroad said in a Thursday filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Norfolk Southern (NS) said it didn’t take into account the pandemic when it issued its guidance for […]

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