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Gulf Coast battle: An interim report

(Source: Railway Age, May 13, 2022) NEW YORK — The witness phase of the slugout between Amtrak on one side and CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS) and the Port of Mobile on the other, ended May 12 as its 11th day concluded. It ended not with T.S. Eliot’s oft-quoted “whimper”...

CSX CEO lost situational awareness

(Source: Railway Age, May 4, 2022) NEW YORK — Whatever was CSX CEO James M. Foote thinking when he testified before the STB’s “Urgent Issues in Freight Rail Service” hearing April 26? His display of disdain for the agency — in particular, White House-nominated and...

Should the freight rail industry be overhauled?

(Source: Freight Waves, May 4, 2022) Service disruptions at the Class I railroads have come to a head in recent weeks, and shippers and the unions representing rail workers are clamoring for changes to the freight rail industry of a magnitude to match the disruptions....