Precision Scheduled Railroading: Not Safe for Railroaders

Josh Funk, journalist for the Associated Press, published a story on how rail companies are defending staff cuts while extending freight train lengths and claiming that the railroads are safer, but our railroad members are overworked and don’t feel safe:

US rail industry defends safety record amid staffing cuts (

In this April 2, 2021, file photo train consists are formed at Norfolk and Southern Railroad’s Conway Yard in Conway, Pa. Even as railroads are operating longer and longer freight trains that can stretch for two miles or more, the companies have drastically reduced staffing levels, prompting unions to warn that moves meant to increase profits could endanger safety and even result in disasters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)