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(Source: Progressive Railroading 09/17/2020) U.S. freight railroads logged 474,785 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Sept. 12, a 9.9 percent decrease compared with the same week in 2019, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Total carloads for the week were 214,142 units, down 15.2 percent, while intermodal volume was 260,643 containers and trailers,…

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(Source: Freight Waves, September 16, 2020) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Expanding local freight rail networks and facilitating multimodal access were among the goals of several projects that have been awarded competitive federal grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT awarded $1 billion overall to 77 projects in 44 states under the Better Utilizing…

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(Source: Business Insurance, September 16, 2020) CHICAGO — A railroad failed to reasonably accommodate a hearing-impaired conductor who was terminated, a federal appeals court said Monday, in overturning a lower court ruling and reinstating his disability discrimination claim. Full story: Business Insurance Thursday, September 17, 2020

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