Once necessary upgrades to the route
between Voorheesville and Ayer are completed for NSR service, at NSR’s expense, NSR will be
able to operate up to one train pair per day carrying intermodal and automotive vehicles between
Voorheesville and Ayer to improve NSR’s access to the Boston area.
However, the Applicants understand that B&E does not expect to need the same number of employees who currently operate PAS, and therefore the Applicants expect that some of the Springfield Terminal craft positions allocated to PAS will be eliminated, as explained in more detail in the Labor Impact Statement attached as Appendix 1, and those Springfield Terminal employees will be able to assert their rights under New York Dock and any implementing agreements.
"Moreover, the benefits for the public on the PAR System and PAS will not be offset by
any operating dislocations. While CSXT expects rail traffic on the PAR System to grow over
time, CSXT does not expect to make any significant changes in traffic routes or traffic volumes
in the next few years."
CSXT does not expect toInteresting how CSX said the transaction won't result in a big increase in traffic or the need to change the operation of PAR as it currently stands. They also said that no PAR workers will be fired, which makes sense if they aren't changing anything major.
establish or abolish craft positions
on the PAR Railroads affecting
Springfield Terminal employees
as a result of the Proposed
Transaction, but there will be
impacts as a result of the related
change in operator of PAS. Some
positions may be transferred but
CSXT cannot determine any
specifics at this time