The decision of CSX in 2017 and Union Pacific this year to embrace the precision scheduled railroading model means that most of North America’s Class 1 railroads are practicing it. 580 more words
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Earlier this year, CSX CEO James Foote said the railroad’s intermodal network was a mess and needed to be revamped.
Much of that revamping has involved the announcement of plans to end service in smaller intermodal service lanes in favor of higher-volume point-to-point markets. 631 more words
The implementation of the precision scheduled railroading model at CSX last year brought many changes to the carrier, including fewer trains and an aggressive cost-cutting campaign that has resulted in lopping off 2,000 employees and selling some routes. 375 more words
Federal Railroad Administration officials recently concluded a series of meetings with vendors selling positive train control equipment being acquired by eight railroads that the agency has labeled as “at risk” of failing to meet a federal PTC deadline. 162 more words