28 Freight Rail Workers Tell Us What They Want You to Know About Their Lives
In threatening to disrupt the nation’s economy, freight rail workers are seeking basic dignities every other worker takes for granted.
Lawsuits Galore Filed in Deadly Amtrak Crash as Locals Say They’ve Been Warning About Risk for Years
The steep grade, blocked views, and lack of warning lights and gates made the deadly crash tragically predictable, locals say.
‘What Choice Do I Have?’ Freight Train Conductors Are Forced to Work Tired, Sick, and Stressed
Workers have had to choose between work and attending funerals for loved ones, parenting their kids, and going to the doctor, 45 BNSF employees told Motherboard.
Lawmakers Are Raising the Alarm About Railroad Worker Fatigue
The issue has attracted bipartisan attention, albeit for different reasons and with separate proposed solutions.
‘The Worst and Most Egregious Attendance Policy’ Is Pushing Railroad Workers to the Brink
Workers for BNSF, the nation’s largest freight railroad, say the company’s new attendance policy requires them to be “on call” 90 percent of the time.
Here's How Many 'Bomb Trains' Could Pass Through the Pacific Northwest Every Day
According to a report by the Seattle, Washington-based Sightline Institute, one hundred million barrels of oil could pass through the region each day on the way to refineries and export terminals along the coast.
Another 'Bomb Train' Just Exploded in North Dakota
The accident, which forced the evacuation of residents of Heimdal, North Dakota, occurred less than a week after the US government announced new regulations for shipping crude oil by rail.
Warren Buffett Really Likes Oil Trains — Despite the Explosions
America's favorite investor has invested heavily in moving oil by rail, but he hasn't done enough to address the inherent safety issues.