On June 17 Norfolk Southern released its 2024 Midyear Report on Safety Accomplishments, which summarizes the railroad’s organizational actions, safety improvements and partnerships enacted in the past 16 months.

Shaw talks about strategy and opportunities following the proxy battle with Ancora Holdings. “I’m encouraged that we preserved the right and the ability to implement our groundbreaking strategy,” he said. “I also know that shareholders were very clear: They expect results and we’ve delivered lots of results.”

“When we make a promise, we deliver on that promise,” Shaw noted. “That started with our Six-Point Safety Plan announced last spring. While the initiatives in the plan are based on the preliminary findings following the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment on February 3 2023, our focus is on increasing safety across all our operations, in every facility and every community where we operate.”

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