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Name: HR 1748 Safe Freight act 
Employed as: Conductor, for 10-20 years
Posted: 18 June 2020

CSX cuts 86 from managerial ranks
CSX cut 86 jobs — mostly at its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters — last
week as part of management realignment, the Jacksonville Daily Record
reports. The railroad told the newspaper in a statement: “The changes
followed a careful review of our management organization that
considered what work we should be focused on and whether that work
resides in the right place in the organization … The synergies achieved
through these realignments unfortunately resulted in the reduction of
some management positions across the company.”

Intermodal firm backs CSX, CN request to change conditions of Massena
Line sale
An intermodal shipping firm has told the Surface Transportation Board
it supports the request by CSX Transportation and Canadian National to
reconsider conditions to the sale of CSX’s Massena Line to CN. In a
June 16 filing, Atlantic Container Line’s vice president of logistics,
Brian McBride, says the proposed sale could reduce transit times for
shipments by 24 hours. “We are concerned that these anticipated
benefits will not be achieved if the transaction is not able to move
forward,” he writes. The line sale, which has already been approved by
the STB, is in limbo because the board ordered the elimination of a
provision which would bar CN from negotiating direct interchange with
the Finger Lakes Railway and the New York, Susquehanna & Western in the
Syracuse area. [see “Railroads say sale of CSX Massena Line to CN may
fall through,” Trains News Wire, May 29, 2020.] Interchange with those
railroads could cut CSX interchange business from CN.
Ottawa transit chief doubtful light rail issues will be fixed this
As Ottawa prepares for another maintenance shutdown of its troubled
Confederation Line light rail, the head of the transit agency in
Canada’s capital city expressed doubt the system’s builder can fix the
line’s problems this summer. Global News reports that John Manconi,
general manager of OC Transpo, told the city’s transit commission that
he is “not confident” the Rideau Transit Group will meet an Aug. 31
deadline, because it has not agreed to that date or any other to
complete the work. A software update has addressed problems with the
doors on the light rail vehicles, but other outstanding problems
involve control systems, rails, and catenary. The line is set for full
or partial shutdowns June 21-24 for more work.

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