Government, Business, Logistics

STB Urged to Reject CP-KCS Merger

Kansas City Southern train (left) and Canadian Pacific train) The proposed $31 billion merger between Kansas City Southern (left) and Canadian Pacific awaits approval by the Surface Transportation Board. (Kansas City Southern Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway)

Three of the five members of the Federal Maritime Commission are urging the Surface Transportation Board to reject Canadian Pacific Railway’s plan to merge with the smaller, but strategically significant Kansas City Southern Railroad.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
June 23, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

STB Searches for Answers About Freight Rail Delays

Buttigieg Buttigieg speaks at the hearing. (Surface Transportation Board via YouTube)

The U.S. Surface Transportation Board began two days of emergency public hearings April 26 to try to find ways to loosen the still-jammed supply chain.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
April 27, 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
Business, Logistics, TCA

STB Approves Pan Am Railways Merger With CSX

The CSX intermodal rail yard in West Springfield, Mass. The CSX intermodal rail yard in West Springfield, Mass. (Don Treeger/Tribune Content Agency)

Pan Am Railways, Maine’s largest rail operator, will merge with Jacksonville, Fla.-based CSX Transportation, the fourth-largest rail transportation company in the U.S.

Emily Burnham | Bangor Daily News, Maine
April 18, 2022
Government, Business

Rail Customer Group Calls for Trump to Make STB Nominations

Union Pacific intermodal train TT File Photo

The Rail Customer Coalition, a group of manufacturing, agricultural and industrial shippers, sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to nominate candidates to fill vacant seats on the Surface Transportation Board.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
January 22, 2018

Harrison Talks CSX Succession Plan as Shippers Brace for New Fees, Tighter Rules in 2018

CSX has come under criticism from shippers for delays CSX has come under criticism from shippers for delays. (TT File Photo)

CSX Corp. CEO Hunter Harrison told a conference that he’s “trying to stay back a little bit,” prompting questions about how much he’s involved in the day-to-day operations at the U.S. railroad and how soon a transition in leadership might occur.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2017
Government, Business

Hurricane Irma Forces Postponement of Hearing Into CSX Service Woes

CSX train CSX Corp.

Due to the threat of Hurricane Irma, the Surface Transportation Board postponed a meeting scheduled for Sept. 12 to discuss CSX’s rail service woes this summer.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 7, 2017