Class Is’ service problems aired at STB’s two-day hearing

4/28/2022
“We ask that the board also require [railroads' service] improvement plans to take into account the need for a larger workforce and the impact on employees of expanding service without expanding the workforce.” — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg transportation.gov

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was the first person to testify at an April 26-27 hearing Surface Transportation Board Chairman Martin Oberman called to address complaints about rail-service delays and other problems that have hurt shippers’ and customers’ ability to get their products to market. 

 
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