Congestion alert as US railroads brace for strikes

To add to the myriad supply chain woes across the US, a potential national work stoppage of the nation’s railroads starting tomorrow is causing widespread alarm.

The six Class I freight railroads in the US started early this week to prepare for the possibility of a system shutdown starting on Friday, when the 30-day cooling-down period mandated by the Presidential Emergency Board (PEB) established on July 17 by President Biden comes to an end.

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