OMAHA, Neb. — Companies that have plants served by only one railroad may soon be able to get a bid from another railroad if their service is bad enough under a new rule that was proposed Sept. 7.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The railroad industry has sued to block a new minimum crew-size requirement that Ohio imposed after a fiery train derailment in East Palestine in February.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The railroad industry on June 16 sued to block new environmental rules in California, saying the technology for zero-emission locomotives won’t be ready on time.
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’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 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.
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.
Here’s how some industries are gauging the potential impacts and getting ready for the possible rail work stoppage.September 14, 2022
American Trucking Associations touted the Biden White House’s recent directive to assist with ongoing freight rail workforce negotiations.