Over a half-billion dollars in railroad freight stuck at Texas border crossings amid migrant battle

by Lori Ann LaRocco at cnbc.com Major railroads Union-Pacific and BNSF, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, are urging the reopening of El Paso and Eagle Pass crossings so their freight can pass. Since the closure of these key Texas border crossings earlier this week in a battle over illegal immigration and a surge of migrants, almost half a billion dollars […]

Migrant Crisis Brings Down America’s Railroad Network

via newsweek.com The decision to close bridges to stop smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is having unwanted impact on the railroad network, rail companies said. Two international railway crossing bridges in Texas—one in Eagle Pass, which is the second-busiest rail crossing between the two countries, and the other El Paso—were temporarily shut down on Monday after federal […]