Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw Grilled on Safety Measures
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan consensus that Congress should toughen railroad regulations emerged March 22 as senators heard fresh testimony on February's fiery hazardous train derailment.
Norfolk Southern Receptive to Some New Safety Regulations
Norfolk Southern’s CEO is offering support for parts of a Senate bill to apply tougher safety regulations to railroads, but does not address several key provisions of the Railway Safety Act.
CSX CEO Joe Hinrichs Wants Rail to Carry More Freight
CSX CEO Joe Hinrichs says he wants to repair broken relations with union workers and customers and attract more businesses to send their freight over rails instead of roads.
Rail Strike Averted as Unions Agree to Deal
A deal has been reached between union workers and six Class I railroads, averting a threatened strike that could have snarled the nation’s freight and passenger rail service.
From Carmakers to Refiners, Industries Brace for Rail Strike
Here’s how some industries are gauging the potential impacts and getting ready for the possible rail work stoppage.September 14, 2022
ATA Praises Biden’s Executive Order During Rail Negotiations
American Trucking Associations touted the Biden White House’s recent directive to assist with ongoing freight rail workforce negotiations.July 18, 2022
Biden Blocks Freight Rail Strike, Appoints Arbitrators
OMAHA, Neb. — President Joe Biden on July 15 blocked a freight railroad strike that would disrupt shipments of all kinds of goods for at least 60 days by naming a board of arbitrators to intervene in the contract dispute.
US Chamber Calls for White House Help in Rail Labor Dispute
Citing supply chain concerns, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joined other transportation stakeholders in calling on the White House to assist with labor disputes in the freight rail sector.July 12, 2022
House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety
The top Democrats on the House transportation panel highlighted workplace safety concerns across freight rail operations shortly after the Biden administration awarded the industry grants to alleviate supply chain woes.June 15, 2022
STB Proposes Emergency Action to Keep Rail Freight Moving
The U.S. Surface Transportation Board proposed a rule change that aims to bring immediate relief for shippers facing poor rail service, asserting that the agency can take emergency action on its own to address delays.