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Government, Business, Logistics, Breaking News

Rail Strike Averted as Unions Agree to Deal

A CSX locomotive A CSX locomotive is coupled to railway cars in Selkirk, N.Y., Sept. 14. (Hans Pennink/Associated Press)

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.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
September 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

From Carmakers to Refiners, Industries Brace for Rail Strike

An Amtrak passenger train and a freight train head toward Chicago An Amtrak passenger train and a freight train head toward Chicago Wednesday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press)

Here’s how some industries are gauging the potential impacts and getting ready for the possible rail work stoppage.

September 14, 2022
Government, Business

ATA Praises Biden’s Executive Order During Rail Negotiations

Getty Image of freight moving on railroad A Presidential Emergency Board, which is tasked with communicating and helping railroads and the workforce reach an agreement, went into effect July 18. (foras5/Getty Images)

American Trucking Associations touted the Biden White House’s recent directive to assist with ongoing freight rail workforce negotiations.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Biden Blocks Freight Rail Strike, Appoints Arbitrators

A BNSF freight train in Galesburg, Ill. A BNSF freight train in Galesburg, Ill. (Shafkat Anowar/Associated Press)

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.

Josh Funk | Associated Press
July 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

US Chamber Calls for White House Help in Rail Labor Dispute

freight rail Gene J. Puskar/ Associated Press

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.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 12, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

House Transportation Leaders Press Freight Rail Safety

railroad tracks Getty Images

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.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 15, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

STB Proposes Emergency Action to Keep Rail Freight Moving

KCS A Kansas City Southern train. (Doug Wertman/Flickr)

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.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
April 22, 2022
Government, Business, Logistics

Senators Laud Freight Rail Industry

CSX train Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

As they advocated for additional emergency aid for transportation stakeholders, the leadership of a Senate committee touted freight railroads’ role during the coronavirus pandemic.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 22, 2020
Business, TCA

Energy Group Joins Shippers Alleging Price Fixing in Rail Transport

Union Pacific train Ken James/Bloomberg

Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA is the latest big freight shipper to accuse the four biggest U.S. railroads of price fixing by adding fuel surcharges to cargo prices.

January 6, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania Freight Rail Track Gets $700,000 for Rehabilitation

railroad tracks Getty Images

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation awarded $700,000 to Pittsburgh Intermodal Terminals Inc. to improve about 1 mile of freight rail track to bolster operations and generate jobs in Beaver County.

Dani Fitzgerald | Beaver County (Penn.) Times
December 13, 2019