Class One Railroads: How Did Things Get So Bad?

By Steve Banker, Contributor, Forbes; June 12, 2019 On May 22nd and May 23rd, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held…

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‘I can’t get an answer’ – STB regulators issue fiery barbs at rail execs

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 24, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — There were no mixed messages from the more…

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As shippers complain about surging railroad fees, regulator considers turning the tables

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 23, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C. — An attempt to curtail surging railroad fees that…

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Regulators take aim at CSX, railroads at two-day hearing

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; May 20, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board, a federal regulator, will hear from…

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Railroad’s shift to PSR model puts storage, railcar onus on shippers

By Michael Angell, Bulk and Intermodal Editor, Freight Waves; May 20, 2019 For years, shippers have tapped spare capacity of…

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U.S. rail panel proposes overhaul to rate dispute process

From Argus Media; April 29, 2019 A federal task force has proposed major changes to the way US regulators assess…

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‘Amtrak Joe’ joins the race

By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 26, 2019 STB SHOWDOWN: Dozens of companies have signed up to testify at…

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US rail freight operators capitalize on truck driver shortage to win new business

By Alexander Whiteman, The Loadstar; April 25, 2019 Rail operators across North America are continuing to capitalise on the dearth…

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Should the rail industry look beyond operating ratio?

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 11, 2019 With almost all of the Class I railroads transitioning to precision scheduling…

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Surface Transportation Board to hold hearing on Class Is’ demurrage, accessorial charges

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; April 12, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has announced the details for its May 22…

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Shortline railroads essential to the success of precision railroading

By Joanna Marsh, Freight Waves; April 10, 2019 Precision scheduled railroading (PSR) can’t succeed if the Class I railroads aren’t…

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Precision railroading – is it real or hype?

By Jim Blaze, Freight Waves; April 9, 2019 “What is behind PSR modeling?”  Does it really work? Six of the…

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The Daily CSX: Regulator to hold hearing on customer fees common at CSX

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; March 21, 2019 The Surface Transportation Board, a federal regulator, announced Wednesday that…

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Illinois: Ramping Up Rail

By Tom Robb, Elk Grove Business Journal; February 21, 2019 The Elk Grove Village Business Park is not only served…

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The Daily CSX: Amid regulatory scrutiny, CSX leads nation in revenue from fees

By Will Robinson, Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal; February 13, 2019 CSX Corp. (Nasdaq: CSX) generated more than $365 million from…

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Frank Wilner Opinion: Beware the operating ratio trap

By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; February 11, 2019 Watching Washington, February 2019: Sizzle sells…

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Flashback: the ICC & the railroads

By Scott Mall, Freight Waves; February 1, 2019 The Interstate Commerce Act was passed in response to rising public concern…

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Three companies and what they said about precision railroading in their earnings calls

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 22, 2019 Three sides of the move to precision railroading (PSR) were on display…

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