Tag: NS

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 […]

STB seeks ways to quickly ease railroad service problems

Railroads say they’re working to address crew shortages, but shippers and rail labor blame Precision Scheduled Railroading for gutting rail capacity By Bill Stephens for trains.com There were more questions than answers on Tuesday as federal regulators sought ways to remedy railroad service problems that defy a quick fix because they are rooted in a […]

Amtrak Is Using Twitch To Fight Freight Railroads

CSX and Norfolk Southern are refusing to allow Amtrak to use a line between New Orleans and Mobile By Ryan Erik King for jalopnik.com Amtrak is hoping to restore passenger rail servicebetween Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. The federally-owned company operated on the route until it discontinued operations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Though, Amtrak […]

Analysis: We need transcontinental railroad mergers

Uniting East and West would give rail traffic a boost and make railroads better competitors against trucks. By Bill Stephens for trains.com Railroads fall short of trucks in so many ways. The inability to offer seamless service from Point A to Point B shouldn’t be among them. But the Surface Transportation Board has said, in […]

Bill filed to tackle trains blocking railroad crossings issue in Birmingham metro area

PAT BYINGTON for bhamnow.com 01/17/22 Alabama Representative Danny Garrett from Trussville has introduced legislation prohibiting trains from blocking railroad crossings continuously for two or more hours. The bill—HB 122—was filed last week in response to reports across the Birmingham metro area of trains blocking intersections for lengthy periods of time, causing traffic problems and potential […]

These are the 17 worst companies to work for in America

Whether it’s a toxic culture or abysmal pay, the message is clear: Stay away. By Serah Louis for moneywise.com Nov. 18, 2021 Even if you wake up every morning dreading the start of your work day, you might still count yourself lucky that you don’t work for one of these employers. We’ve compiled a list […]

NS mandates vaccination, sues unions

By progressiverailroading.com Norfolk Southern Railway last week filed a lawsuit that seeks to stop several labor unions from suing over the Class I’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. Last week, NS, represented by Jones Day, field a petition in Chicago federal court claiming the unions’ objections to the vaccine requirement must be brought in arbitration and not in […]

KCS, NS, UP evaluate hurricane damage

Posted by progressiverailroading.com Three Class Is are evaluating the impact Hurricane Ida has had on their operations in Louisiana and Mississippi. Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern Railwayand Union Pacific Railroad yesterday issued customer service advisories on how the storm is affecting service in the region. The hurricane made landfall along the Louisiana coast on Aug. 29. KCS’s mainline […]

Canadian Pacific-KC Southern Tie-Up May Be the Last Big Rail Deal

Any further consolidation would get much tougher scrutiny from industry regulators. By Brooke Sutherland for bloomberg.com Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has finally found the right target to realize its vision for railroad consolidation. The company agreed in March to acquire Kansas City Southern for $275 a share, or about $29 billion including debt. If completed, the merger would be […]

Class I railroads outline 2021 projections, February weather impacts

Rising fuel prices could eventually help with truck conversions By Joanna Marsh for freightwaves.com All of the publicly traded Class I railroads presented at investment bank JP Morgan’s industrial conference last week. Here are some themes expressed through the multiday event: Weather dents February’s rail volumes and could impact first-quarter results When the Class I […]

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