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Class I employment up in October 2022

(Source: Progressive Railroading, November 22, 2022) Class Is employed 118,208 people as of mid-October, a 0.53% increase from mid-September employment levels and a 3.53% increase year over year, according to Surface Transportation Board data. Five of six employment...

STB sets hearing on UP’s embargo practice

(Source: Progressive Railroading, November 23, 2022) The Surface Transportation Board yesterday announced that it will hold a public hearing Dec. 13-14 with Union Pacific Railroad pertaining to the Class I’s increased use of embargoes as a way to reduce rail...

Agreement reached in Amtrak Gulf Coast dispute

(Source: Railway Age, November 23, 2022) Slightly more than one week before the final hearing scheduled before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) concerning proposed Amtrak service between New Orleans and Mobile, the parties apparently have settled their...

STB chairman blasts railroads for deep personnel cuts

(Source: Freight Waves, November 16, 2022) The chairman of the federal Surface Transportation Board got up Wednesday in front of a room full of railroad executives, analysts and customers and ripped the industry to shreds. Martin Oberman offered his verdict on why...