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August 2020

BLET Newsletter

AAR: ‘Long way to go’ before rail traffic returns to normal

(Source: Progressive Railroading 08/06/2020) U.S. freight-rail combined carload and intermodal volume declined 9.3 precent to 2,337,977 units in July compared ...
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Arbitrator approves replacing American crews with Mexican crews in Laredo

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 6 — A three-year contract struggle against actions by Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCS) and its ...
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Senior vice president of operations and mechanical at Norfolk Southern abruptly leaves company

(Source: Railway Track & Structures, August 4, 2020)NEW YORK — After a year of leading NS’s “clean sheeting” initiative in ...
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FTA awards grant for TOD plan along proposed TriMet light-rail route

Rendering of the proposed light-rail extension in Portland, Oregon’s Southwest Corridor. Photo – Oregon Metro Council (Source: Progressive Railroading 08/05/2020) ...
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L.A.-Vegas high-speed rail line obtains additional funding

XpressWest's first phase route would connect the 170 miles between Las Vegas and Southern California's Victor Valley. Photo – ...
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Maratea elected TCU national president

Maratea Photo – TCU/IAM (Source: Progressive Railroading 08/04/2020) The Transportation Communications International Union (TCU)/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) elected ...
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Pierce elected Chairman of CRLO

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 4 — BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce has been elected Chairman of the Cooperating Railway Labor ...
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Trump signs KCS permit for second international rail bridge in Laredo

The new structure will be a single-track span immediately adjacent to the existing U.S.-Mexico bridge in Laredo, Texas. Photo – ...
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Union Pacific police will no longer work with ICE

(Source: CBS Los Angeles, July 27, 2020)LOS ANGELES — Police for the Union Pacific Railroad will no longer collaborate with ...
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Norfolk Southern appoints Cindy Sanborn EVP & COO

(Source: Norfolk Southern press release, July 27, 2020)NORFOLK, Va. — Norfolk Southern Corporation today announced its board of directors has appointed ...
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New federal LNG-by-rail rule published, lawsuit likely

(Source: Kallanish Energy, July 28, 2020)HOUSTON — The Trump administration has published a new rule that authorizes the bulk movement ...
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Union Pacific eyes highway-to-rail conversion opportunities

(Source: Freight Waves, July 24, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Union Pacific is looking for opportunities to take more market share away ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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