After the problems of CSX, the Surface Transportation Board wants regular updates from Union Pacific as it phases in scheduled railroading

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 21, 2018

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has asked Union Pacific Railroad senior management to hold weekly phone calls with the board’s Rail Customer and Public Assistance Office as the Class I implements its new precision scheduled railroading plan.

STB Chairwoman Ann Begeman and Vice Chairwoman Deb Miller wrote yesterday to UP Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz after UP informed the board of the railroad’s new operations plan. In seeking to maintain weekly communications with UP management, the board is trying to help prevent freight-rail service problems that arose when UP competitor CSX implemented precision scheduled railroading last year.

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