Government, Business, Equipment

Railroads Would Save $17 Million With Construction Equipment Exemption

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Several types of railroad construction and maintenance equipment would be exempted from OSHA’s construction crane rule if details of a proposal released July 18 take effect.

Bruce Rolfsen | Bloomberg News
July 18, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Minnesota Freight Railroad Files Lawsuit Over Light-Rail Project

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Planners of the Southwest light-rail project in Minnesota are facing another legal challenge, this time from a freight rail company that is slated to share a portion of the nearly 15-mile route between Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

Janet Moore | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
April 26, 2018
Business, Logistics

Canada Oil Recovery Faces Threat From Potential Rail Strike

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A potential strike by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. workers threatens to derail a recovery in Alberta’s beaten-down heavy oil prices.

Robert Tuttle and Frederic Tomesco | Bloomberg News
April 18, 2018
Government, Business

Ronald Batory Sworn In as FRA Chief

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Two weeks after Ray Martinez was confirmed to lead the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Ronald Batory was sworn in as Federal Railroad Administration chief.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2018
Government, Logistics

Top US Railroad Official Out After Reports of Moonlighting

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Heath Hall has resigned as a top official with the Federal Railroad Administration, a Department of Transportation official said.

February 12, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Norfolk Southern Refused to Hire or Keep People With Medical Problems, Federal Agency Says in Lawsuit

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Norfolk Southern Corp. systematically refused to hire or retain people with a wide range of real or perceived medical problems including cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart problems, the federal government claims in a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 27 in Pittsburgh

Brian Bowling | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 28, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

CSX Layoffs Hit Chicago Switching Yard Amid National Cost-Cutting Moves, Union Says

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Railroad giant CSX, which is under fire from regulators for operating changes that have disrupted its freight service nationwide, laid off more than 6o employees this week at its primary Chicago switching yard, according to the workers’ union.

Robert Channick | Chicago Tribune
August 10, 2017
Government, Safety

Fla. County Receives Federal Grant to Improve Railway

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The Department of Transportation has approved an $8.67 million grant for Taylor County, Fla., to revitalize 80 miles of railway between Florida and Georgia, Rep. Neal Dunn (R-Fla.) has announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 4, 2017

Rail Hot Streak Continues: Union Pacific Profits Up 19%, Beat Estimates

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Freight rail carrier Union Pacific Corp. announced July 20 that profits jumped 19% in the second quarter after CSX Corp. and Canadian Pacific Railway posted strong gains earlier in the week.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

Analysis: CSX Profit Chugs Along, but Could Come at a Price

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CSX Corp. investors who endorsed a massive pay package to bring railroad wunderkind Hunter Harrison on board as CEO are already seeing the payoff. The question is, at what cost?

Brooke Sutherland | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2017