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Special Notice: In EP 770 (Sub-No. 1) the Board directed all seven (7) Class I rail carriers to submit to the Board two broad categories of data for rail service and employment for a six-month period to better assess how these carriers are performing amid a challenging supply chain environment in light of recent acute service issues. On October 28, 2022, the Board directed Class I carriers to continue data submission for a six-month period ending May 5, 2023. On May 2, 2023, the Board directed Class I carriers to continue weekly performance data and monthly employment data submissions until December 31, 2023, and modified reporting requirements for CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). The May 2 order discontinued CSXT’s obligation to submit trainee information in monthly employment data. The Board does not require CN, CP, and KCS to report trainee information in their monthly employment data.

The Board’s decisions requiring the temporary data submissions are available herehere, here and here. These new data measures are outlined below.

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Employment Data 2024
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Urgent Issues Employment Data

In EP 770 (Sub-No. 1) the Board directed all seven (7) Class I rail carriers to submit to the Board two broad categories of data for rail service and employment for a six-month period to better assess how these carriers are performing amid a challenging supply chain environment in light of recent acute service issues. On October 28, 2022, the Board directed carriers to continue data submission for a six-month period ending May 5, 2023. On May 2, 2023, the Board directed carriers to continue weekly performance data and monthly employment data reporting until December 31, 2023, and modified reporting requirements for CSX Transportation, Inc. (CSXT). The May 2 order discontinued CSXT’s obligation to submit trainee information in its monthly employment data. The Board does not require CN, CP, and KCS to report trainee information in their monthly employment data. The Board’s decisions requiring the temporary data submissions are available herehere, here and here . These new data measures are outlined below.

Class I Carrier Data Submission Requirements

The Board required all Class I carriers to submit the following information monthly for a six-month period beginning June 15, 2022. On October 28, 2022, the Board directed Class I carriers to continue data submission for a six-month period ending May 5, 2023. On May 2, 2023, the Board directed carriers to continue submitting this data until December 31, 2023. The May 2 order discontinued CSXT’s obligation to submit trainee information in its monthly employment data; however, BNSF, NSR and UP were required to continue to include trainee information in their employment data. The Board does not require CN, CP, and KCS to report trainee information in their monthly employment data:

  1. Total employee count.
  2. How many employees were added.
  3. How many employees were separated (with a breakout of those employees who separated by voluntary resignation).
  4. How many employees have been furloughed but are potentially available for recall.
  5. Number of “extra-board employees.”
  6. For certain maintenance and transportation categories, how many employees are working in active service.
  7. How many trainees entered training.
  8. How many trainees dropped out of training.
  9. How many trainees completed training.

The monthly reports are available in the table below. The table reflects data contained in the reports as submitted by the carriers. The data have not been independently verified by the STB.
Additionally, during the temporary period during which carriers are required to submit the data above, the STB will incorporate the data into monthly employment data compilations, along with the employment data collected in Form C. A data dictionary describing the dataset is available here.

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