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(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/23/2020) Two rail supplier groups last week announced mixed reactions to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s (T&I) multiyear surface transportation legislation known as the INVEST in America Act. Both the Railway Supply Institute (RSI) and the National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association (NRC) expressed support for the committee taking up a surface transportation package, especially with…

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(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/23/2020) Class Is employed 118,880 employees as of mid-May, down 4.46 percent percent from April and down 16.84 percent from May 2019 levels, according to Surface Transportation Board data. All six employment categories logged month-to-month decreases. They were: transportation (train and engine), down 10.27 percent to 43,660 employees; maintenance of equipment and stores, down…

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(Source: Freight Waves, June 22, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Rail groups are considering their next steps as a major, multi-billion dollar infrastructure bill becomes part of a wider trillion-dollar package that also addresses education, housing and renewable energy infrastructure. Full story: Freight Waves Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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