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PSR and Arkansas Class 1 Railroads (Letter to the Editor)

The [April 3] Arkansas Business article on the East Palestine, Ohio, event did not mention precision scheduled railroading (PSR) and tended to leave the reader with the impression that since the Arkansas railroad regulatory authorities are “not running around,” things are fine. read more >
Health Care / Legal / Transportation

Veteran Loses Effort to Bring Service Dog to Work

A court ruled in favor of Union Pacific Railroad’s decision blocking a service dog from going to work with its Army veteran owner to help him mitigate PTSD symptoms. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

Rail Safety Under Fire

With three Norfolk Southern Corp. rail accidents in the past two months, a recent bill, the Railway Safety Act of 2023, has been introduced. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Union Pacific Will Replace Rail CEO Amid Hedge Fund Pressure

The managing partner of Soroban Capital Partners, Eric Mandelblatt, said in a letter that the Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad has lagged behind its peers during Lance Fritz' tenure over the past eight years and that a leadership change is overdue. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in California
Business Services / Government & Politics / Transportation

Regulators Back Streamlined System to Challenge Rail Rates

The new procedures the U.S. Surface Transportation Board approved may give shippers a way to resolve rate disputes of less than $4 million in a matter of months instead of years, and at a much lower cost. read more >
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, in a file photo from 2019
Business Services / Government & Politics / Legal / Transportation

House Votes to Avert Rail Strike, Impose Deal on Unions

The bill lawmakers are considering would impose a compromise labor agreement brokered by the Biden administration that was ultimately voted down by four of 12 labor unions. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Agriculture & Poultry / Business Services / Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Retail / Small Business / Transportation

Business Groups Urge Congress to Block Potential Rail Strike

The business groups led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and National Retail Federation said even a short-term strike would have a tremendous impact and the economic pain would start to be felt even before the Dec. 9 strike deadline. read more >
CSX railroad train
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Potential Railroad Strike Delayed Until Early December

The move allows time for engineers and conductors to vote on their agreements with the freight railroads and give more opportunity for the industry to renegotiate with two unions that rejected their deals last month. read more >
CSX railroad train
Business Services / Government & Politics / Public Companies / Transportation

Rail Strike Worries Prompt Businesses to Seek White House Intervention

A coalition of 322 business groups sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to make sure the deals he helped broker last month get approved. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Second Railroad Union Rejects Deal, Adding to Strike Worries

The union cited a "lack of good-faith bargaining" by the railroads and the denial of the "basic right of paid time off for illness." read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

Union Pacific to Build Hybrid Locomotives in North Little Rock

Depending on the mode of operation, fuel savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions could total up to 80%. read more >
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Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Railroads Reject Sick Time Demands, Raising Chance of Strike

If both sides can't agree on contracts, Congress could step in to block a strike and impose terms on the workers. read more >
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Transportation

Large Rail Union Rejects Deal, Renewing Strike Possibility

The U.S.'s third largest railroad union rejects a deal with employers, renewing the possibility of a strike that could cripple the economy. read more >
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Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Rail Workers Win Key Concessions in Deal to Prevent Strike

The deal that's retroactive to 2020 will give rail workers the biggest raises they've seen in more than four decades. But the concessions related to working conditions may prove to be more important to them. read more >
A BNSF rail yard in Wilmington, California
Business Services / Public Companies / Transportation

Unions Blast Rail Move to Delay Shipments Before Contract Deadline

A strike or lockout won't be allowed until this coming Friday, but the railroads appear to be bracing for one. read more >
A file photo of a BNSF train
Business Services / Government & Politics / Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Biden Intervenes in Railroad Contract Fight to Block Strike

The widely expected move will keep 115,000 rail workers on the job while the arbitrators develop a set of contract recommendations for both sides to consider. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Public Companies / Transportation

Rail Unions Refusing Advance Payments in Favor of a New Deal

The unions, which represent more than 105,000 workers, called the offer "somewhere between a loan and a payday advance." read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

Union Pacific to Resume Operations at Pine Bluff Yard

The move comes amid widespread service complaints and questions from federal regulators about rail capacity. read more >
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Agriculture & Poultry / Public Companies / Transportation

Freight Railroads Work to Resolve Service Problems, Delays

Shippers, regulators and labor groups say the railroads cut too deeply when they eliminated nearly one-third of their workforce in recent years in the name of efficiency. read more >
A file photo of Union Pacific trains
Legal / Public Companies / Transportation

Railroad Contract Talks Head for Mediation After Impasse

A coalition of 10 unions is at odds with more than 30 railroad companies. read more >