Issue / Freight rail

EXPLAINER: What to know on Congress’ bid to bar rail strike

Jeff Davis, a senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said he expects senators from both parties will ultimately have to...

What Happens If Congress Blocks the Railroad Strike?

Jeff Davis, senior fellow at the Eno Center for Transportation, said Congress could still pass a bill extending the cooling-off period....

Webinar: The Role of Technology in Modernizing Supply Chains

The freight transportation sector has always been a leader in leveraging new technologies to improve operational speed, efficiency, and...

Schedule Set for Possible National Railroad Strike in Mid-September

U.S. freight railroads and their unions took steps this week to enter the final phase of their latest labor negotiation, setting a...

Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Hearing Previews Future Rulings

Exacerbated by supply chain bottlenecks and workforce woes, members of Congress expressed their concern with the recent performance of...

Guest Op-Ed: Why Workforce Development Should Be Included in Freight Transportation Plans

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States’ supply chain system has been strained from significant demand. While some...

Guest Op-Ed: The Real Danger of Mandatory Reciprocal Switching Is Freight Rail Stagnation

On March 15, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a hearing on a 2016 regulatory proposal that would amend agency policy...

Webinar: The Emerging Future of Supply Chains

Many of the goods imported into the U.S. rely on intricate, finely-tuned, international supply chains. When the COVID-19 pandemic...

“Where’s The Beef?” Supply Chain Issues Centennial Recap

Many of the goods imported into the U.S.—all told worth around $3 trillion—rely on intricate, finely-tuned international supply...

Biden Signs Sweeping Market Competition/Concentration Order

On July 9, President Biden signed one of the widest-ranging executive orders of his Administration, EO 14036, "Promoting Competition in...

CP-KCS Merger Would Create Canada-US-Mexico Unified Railroad

In what seems like the last, unfinished piece of 1990s railroad merger mania, Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern announced on...

Railroads Successfully Implement Positive Train Control Technology Two Days Before Extended Deadline

The railroad industry can finally rest easy after the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  announced the successful implementation...

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