The Surface Transportation Board is now requiring all Class I rail carriers to provide specific reports on rail service, performance and employment. The announcement follows the board’s two-day rail hearing at the end of April. BNSF Railway, Union Pacific and two other rail carriers are also required to submit service recovery plans, progress reports, historical data and have a bi-weekly conference call with the board. That information will be made public, unless railroads request from the board that certain information is exclusive. Chairman Martin Oberman said additional steps will be taken if necessary.
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