Guessing Game

This article highlights some of the significant operational, organizational and regulatory variables expected to impact the rail industry in 2019. Among the variables described are: Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern's move towards versions of Precision Scheduled Railroading; continued implementation of Positive Train Control; increased freight car orders due, in part, to renewed strength in crude-by-rail; lack of full membership on the Surface Transportation Board (STB); and changes in congressional oversight of transportation agencies due to the mid-term elections. The author also explores potentialities around a re-emergence of Class I mergers and acquisitions.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 40, 42-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 11 2019 12:24PM