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Amtrak says Sunset Limited on-time performance is substandard; railroads respond to charges

January 31st, 2023
January 31, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific, BNSF Railway and Canadian National (CN) have responded to a complaint filed by Amtrak that the railroads "substandard" dispatching has affected the performance of its Sunset Limited service that runs between New...

SurfBoard Vice Chair Hedlund to speak at Southwestern Rail Conference

January 27th, 2023
January 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Vice-Chair of the Surface Transportation Board, Karen Hedlund, will be a featured presenter at the 19th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference, April 3-4 at the Hurst Conference Center in the D/FW Metroplex. The STB...

Amtrak files Sunset Limited on-time complaint with the SurfBoard against Union Pacific

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - Jim Mathews, RailPassengers.org -Amtrak took deadly aim at the problem of chronically late long-distance trains in a Surface Transportation Board filing, using a complaint about the Sunset Limited’s “abysmal” performance to accuse Union Pacific of deliberately engaging in...

SurfBoard wants Union Pacific to explain increase in shipper embargoes

November 23rd, 2022
November 22, 2022 - RailwayAge.com  -The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is ordering Union Pacific (UP) President and CEO Lance Fritz and other top UP executives to appear at a Dec. 13-14 public hearing on what it’s calling a “substantial increase”...

CP-KCS merger raises Texas concerns from other Class 1 railroads

July 28th, 2022
Updated July 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Several Class 1 railroads are raising concerns over freight rail congestion in the Houston region and access to international rail gateways at the Texas-Mexico border in Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearings on the...

Supply chain troubles: KCS offers crews to UP and BNSF to move snarled trains in Houston

April 30th, 2022
April 30, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Railroads are having a tough go with supply chain hiccups across the country and Texas is not immune to the consequences.In a letter to the Surface Transportation Board, Kansas City Southern (KCS) indicated that...

Fort Worth-based Rio Grande Pacific joins partnership in new 85 mile Utah rail line

December 17th, 2021
November 17, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Fort Worth-based Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGP) will be part of a public-private partnership to build and operate a new 85 mile long rail line in Utah to benefit the Ute Indian Tribe. The Surface...

Extraordinary STB decision: Texas Central Railway is part of the 'interstate rail network'

July 16th, 2020
July 16, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Updated 7/17/20 with TCR comment - In a 15 page decision Thursday, the Surface Transportation Board affirmed that Texas Central Railway (TCR) is officially part of the interstate rail network. In its finding the...

SurfBoard allows Texas Central a second try at interstate commerce designation

June 24th, 2019
June 24, 2019 - TRA Newswire - In what has been described as a positive step for Texas Central Railway, the Surface Transportation Board has granted the high-speed railroad company a chance to come back with additional documentation showing that they...

10 Texas lawmakers endorse high-speed rail project in STB letter

April 8th, 2019
April 8, 2019 - ProgressiveRailroading.com - Ten U.S. House members representing Texas districts have written to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of Texas Central's Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail project. U.S. Reps. Colin Allred (D-Texas) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) led the...

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