Union Pacific

Reciprocal Switch Peril Grows

No two words torment railroad executives and their investors more than “reciprocal switching”—a potential Surface Transportation Board (STB) decree that a railroad with sole physical access to a shipper facility transfer (switch) a shipper’s cars to a junction point with a second (competing) railroad. The second railroad pays a compensatory per-car switching fee whose reasonableness is determined by the STB.

Union Pacific leaders hosted the in-person launch of Planet Tracks, the Business Resource Group focused on the environment, in Omaha, Neb.

Class I Briefs: CN, CP, CSX, UP

CN has been added to Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America and DJSI World for 2021. In addition, Canadian Pacific (CP) is joining forces with Canadian Music Hall-of-Famer Steven Page and The Strumbellas to fight hunger; CSX has earned a National Defense Transportation Association service award; and Union Pacific (UP) has launched a Business Resource Group focused on the environment.