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Joanna Marsh

Joanna is a Washington, DC-based writer covering the freight railroad industry. She has worked for Argus Media as a contributing reporter for Argus Rail Business and as a market reporter for Argus Coal Daily.
Dec - 2022 -
02 December
Joanna Marsh

Unions, shippers, railroads express mixed reactions to averted strike

Stakeholders are processing their responses to federal actions this week to avert a potential economy-crippling rail strike.

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30 November
Joanna Marsh

Rail strike could push truckload rates to ‘levels we’ve never seen before’

A rail strike could lift spot truckload prices and support a market that’s been soft, sources said. But should a strike continue, expect congestion and higher costs.

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29 November
Joanna Marsh

Rail Roundup: CN, NS make leadership changes

CN and Norfolk Southern announce leadership changes. Transport Canada looks to fund projects aimed at promoting climate resiliency for rail infrastructure.

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28 November
Joanna Marsh

Biden calls on Congress to prevent rail strike, addresses unions’ sick leave grievances

President Joe Biden is compelling Congress to intervene if there is a rail strike — and hinting that both sides should accept the labor agreement as it stands.

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Over 400 trade groups plead with Congress to prevent rail strike

In a letter sent Monday to legislative leaders, trade groups warn of a financial disaster should a railroad strike occur on Dec. 9.

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GAO: Rail safety regulators should beef up close call reporting program

The U.S Government Accountability Office says the Federal Railroad Administration could do more to increase the participation of railroads in a program geared toward addressing the root causes of close calls in the workplace.

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23 November
Joanna Marsh

5 things you should know about a potential rail strike

Is a rail strike imminent? Here are five things that might help you understand how we got here.

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22 November
Joanna Marsh

Regulators want Union Pacific to explain big jump in embargoes

The Surface Transportation Board wants to know why Union Pacific has been issuing hundreds of embargoes since 2018.

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Stakeholders reach potential settlement on Gulf Coast Amtrak service

Amtrak and other stakeholders are asking the Surface Transportation Board to hold off on a November hearing on Amtrak’s request to restore Gulf Coast service because of a potential settlement.

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Rail Roundup: Norfolk Southern seeks short line acquisition; BNSF opens bridge

Norfolk Southern has announced plans to acquire the Cincinnati Southern Railway while BNSF has opened a bridge in Idaho meant to ease bottlenecks.

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