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KDOT Requests Comments on State Rail Plan

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is requesting comments on its draft State Rail Plan, which provides an overview of freight rail networks in Kansas, commodity flows, economic data and information about

Cowen: Adjusting the Tracks for 2Q22

At Cowen and Company, we are adjusting our railroad estimates ahead of second-quarter 2022 earnings. Continued rail congestion is hindering volume (still below 2019 levels), while pricing is expected to be on par with first-quarter levels.

STB Issues Emergency Service Order to UP

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) on June 17 directed Union Pacific (UP) to deliver on its commitment to move unit trains of corn from origins in the Midwest to California on behalf of Foster Poultry Farms, following the chicken and feed producer’s exparte petition for an emergency service order.

Kenny Rocker, EVP of Marketing and Sales for Union Pacific (right), is featured on the June 15 edition of the Port of Long Beach’s monthly video series with Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba.

Watch: POLB, UP Talk Supply Chain Challenges

Port of Long Beach (POLB) Deputy Executive Director Dr. Noel Hacegaba and Union Pacific Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales Kenny Rocker cover how the port and Class I are addressing supply chain congestion and partnering to help relieve it as well as information sharing and offering customers “optionality” in the June 15 installment of POLB’s “Supply Chain Insight” video series.

“The use of technology to increase shipment visibility is critical for ensuring we meet the needs and expectations of our customers who rely upon us for safe and reliable service,” said Kenny Rocker, Executive Vice President-Marketing and Sales for UP, which has joined the RailPulse coalition.

UP Joins RailPulse Coalition

RailPulse has a seventh member: Union Pacific, which on June 7 joined the coalition established in late 2020 to “develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry.”

‘Big 4’ Submit Service Recovery Plans to STB

BNSF, CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS) and Union Pacific (UP) have answered the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) call to submit service recovery plans—identifying the steps they will take to clear congestion and improve service plus the metrics they will use to evaluate progress over the next six months.