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.
Class 1 railroads
Technology points the way to the future among Class 1 railroads.
North America is experiencing a severe winter storm, the likes of which we haven’t seen in a long time.
While the pandemic has certainly impacted rail revenues in 2020, including in the third quarter, no one really knew what to expect from the Q3 2020 earnings reports. Kansas City Southern released
Rail groups furious about FRA safety waiver during pandemic, claiming it ‘reaches new depths of arrogance and tyranny’
Railroad Workers United is not happy with how the Trump administration or the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is handling COVID-19. The FRA announced a waiver of most rail safety standards for 60
A bill requiring at least two crew persons on most freight trains operating within Washington State was recently signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee (D). The effective date of the bill
UPDATED MARCH 27: Rail Group News Staff Report: Global railway industry response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, a pandemic, and the U.S. has declared a National Emergency. The global railway industry has been responding. Following is a
As safety equipment stands idle at dormant railroad crossings, Ohioans question why the state does not recycle
If it cannot be used here, reuse it somewhere else.
STB: Container bunching has created unfair demurrage practices; Precision Scheduled Railroading is the culprit
More railcars all at once might force the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to do something once and for all. For now, the STB is recommending shippers and railroad companies work together to
A number of Class 1 railroad companies have been hit by lawsuits involving fuel surcharges.