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U.S. to Impose Two-Person Crew Mandate on Freight Trains

Federal officials are planning to impose a mandate that freight railroads operate trains with two-person crews, adopting a policy that railroads have opposed and Congress failed to legislate.

Norfolk Southern to Purchase Chicago Transload and Warehouse Facility

Norfolk Southern Corporation announced Tuesday the purchase of the Great Lakes Reload property, a direct rail and truck-served transload and warehouse facility located in Chicago.

Teamsters Canada Calls for Strike Authorization Vote by CN and CPKC Train Crews

The union representing Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Kansas City engineers and conductors in Canada has authorized a strike vote as labor and management remain far apart on new contracts.

BNSF Implementing Virtual Reality Training

BNSF is including immersive technology in its mechanical training programs to help keep workers safe and improve role readiness.

2 Agencies Cut Short-line Operator G&W’s Rating, Cite Debt-Funded Dividend

The detailed finances of short-line rail operator Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) haven’t been available since it was bought by an infrastructure-focused investment firm in 2019.

STB to Prepare EIS for Proposed Eagle Pass Rail Line

The Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Office of Environmental Analysis on March 29 issued a Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in connection with Green Eagle Railroad, LLC’s (GER) proposed construction and operation.

SSAB Could Tap Into DOE Funding

European steelmaker with Iowa electric arc furnace mill says a planned project could attract up to $500 million in U.S. government funding.

Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables and Strengthens Focus on Sustainability

Southwest Airlines Co. announces the acquisition of SAFFiRE Renewables LLC as part of the investment portfolio of its wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Airlines Renewable Ventures LLC.
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