September 4, 2015

Agreement signed for Hoosier State route to continue

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The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and local communities this weekend reached long-term agreements with Amtrak and Iowa Pacific Holdings to continue Hoosier State passenger-rail service between Indianapolis and Chicago. Service under the new agreements began yesterday. As the route’s operator, Amtrak will work with host railroads, provide train and engine crews and manage ticket [...]

Colo. short line is 30th organizing win in 53 months

Train and engine employees on Colorado short line San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad have voted to be represented by the UTU. This is the 30th organizing win in 53 months for the UTU. International Vice President Bonnie Morr led the organizing effort. The 150-mile San Luis & Rio Grande – one of three rail [...]