For the most part, the employment story at U.S. railroads during the past couple of years has been dismal. The words fear, layoff, furlough, cut, and fire have peppered nearly all news stories on the subject. PSR “adjustments” and Covid have mostly driven the reduction in the workforce.
After over a year of continuous declines in Class 1 railroad employment, two things happened in February 2021.
About a year ago, RT&S has reported on accusations of individual shippers and shipper groups (which has now grown to 200 shippers) that BNSF, CSX, NS and UP colluded to fix prices through fuel-surcharge programs beginning in 2003.
North America is experiencing a severe winter storm, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time.
The Broe Group’s transportation affiliate, OmniTRAX Inc., has named Dean Piacente its Chief Executive Officer. Piacente, an accomplished Class I rail leader with more than 20 years of tenure as a CSX
Curiously timed with the start of the Republican National Convention (or perhaps not so curiously), the Surface Transportation Board and Federal Railroad Administration on Aug. 24 sent joint, identical letters to the
Silver Bow County in Montana is welcoming a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Economic Development Administration, and the money will go towards a Class 1 rail project. An $11
It should come as no surprise that Class 1 rail employment posted another drop in June. The double whammy of the pre-pandemic recession and COVID-19 lockdowns has stifled economic activity, and the
The LB Foster Flood Monitoring System is far more sophisticated than it looks at first glance. The simple design of the inline flood pole makes the technology appear more like a depth
Before railroad companies are granted a pass, they need to make sure they are not taking a pass on workers currently on furlough. The Transportation Trades Department of the AFL-CIO (TTD) has