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A board appointed by President Obama to review a dispute between freight railroads and labor unions recommended during the weekend that workers receive an 18.6% pay increase over six years. The unions sought a 19% increase over five years; rail management had countered with 17% over ...

Lenore Skenazy, host of the blog “Free-Range Kids,” objects strongly to the change. Amtrak is institutionalizing the “idea that ‘safe enough’ is not safe enough. Now it must be almost 100% safe, which nothing is,” she said in response to a request for comment by Railway Age.

“I’m surprised at how much this issue is totally getting under my skin; I guess it's a combination of the fact that I love trains, and that Amtrak itself admits there is no basis to it,” she said.

 

--> As of Nov. 1, Amtrak passengers between the age of 8 and 12 are now not allowed to ride the national passenger railroad without being accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. Amtrak had allowed passengers as young as 8 years to ride unaccompanied. ...
04 November 2011

UP unveils AutoFlex

Union Pacific Railroad Senior Vice President–Corporate Relations Bob Turner, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, and local officials were on hand Friday as Union Pacific unveiled its employee-designed and built AutoFlex™ rail car in De Soto, Mo. The 90-foot long AutoFlex™ is a convertible, ...
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