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Archive for December 2, 2019

Union Pacific suing the city of Palestine, Texas, to nullify 150-year-old jobs contract

(Source: Palestine Herald-Press, November 29, 2019) PALESTINE, Texas — Union Pacific Railroad is suing the city of Palestine to scrap a 150-year-old contract that now guarantees the employment of dozens of local residents. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday, alleges the railroad’s contract with Palestine should have been invalidated several times over the years, including in the…

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AAR reports rail traffic increase for week ending November 23, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, November 27, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending November 23, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 521,927 carloads and intermodal units, up 10.6 percent compared with the same week last year. Total…

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