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Class Is log U.S. employment surge for August 2022

(Source: Progressive Railroading, September 20, 2022) Class Is employed 117,014 workers in the United States as of mid-August, a 0.52% increase from July’s employment level and a 2.26% increase year over year, according to Surface Transportation Board data. Five...

Business groups take aim at chronic rail disruptions

(Source: The Hill, September 21, 2022) But business groups argue that there is more to be done to address poor rail service, which they say has magnified red-hot inflation. Retailers, farmers, carmakers and other rail customers are lobbying Congress to pass...

Rail customers ask Congress to reauthorize STB

(Source: Progressive Railroading, September 19, 2022) Although they welcomed the new tentative agreement between the railroads and labor unions, the industry’s customers are calling on Congress to help resolve other freight-rail problems that continue to harm the U.S....