A map showing the networks of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern Railroads. This map was prepared by CP as part of their counter-proposal to purchase KCS, worth $31 billion. A pending merger deal with Canadian National worth $33.6 billion was stalled by a unanimous decision by the Surface Transportation Board rejecting a key component of the plan. (Map from futureforfreight.com)

Last week’s decision by a federal regulator has Kansas City Southern switching tracks once again.  Regional Radio’s Kyle Hill explains.