There is a labor shortage crisis in the U.S., and in at least two sectors of the rail industry—short line and crossties—the search for workers has become frustrating. The nationwide problem also has seeped into Class 1 operations.
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The mayor of Michigan City, Ind., is not going to leave CSX alone anytime soon.
The top news stories RT&S was following this week.
Cicero and Cook County, Ill., officials want BNSF to be held accountable for flooding problems for residents as a result of concrete resurfacing of the Class 1’s properties.
The December issue of RT&S features a story on how some railroads fought wildfires this past summer.
A vital Canadian National line in southern British Columbia is officially back on the grid.
By a 5-2 vote, the Bossier (La.) City Council voted to permanently close Old Shed railroad crossing over Union Pacific tracks.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan led public- and private-sector leaders in breaking ground on the $466 million Howard Street Tunnel expansion project, which will reconstruct the 126-year-old freight rail tunnel to accommodate double-stacked container trains to and from the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.
RAISE grants continue the quest of elevating railroad lines.
The top news stories of the week ending Nov. 19.