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BLET Newsletter

Union Pacific “pauses” construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

(Source: Dallas Morning News, April 20, 2019) DALLAS — Union Pacific is "pausing" construction of its new $550 million rail yard ...
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Portland activists block rail line at Zenith oil terminal

(Source: Portland Tribune, April 21, 2019) PORTLAND, Ore. — Operations at Oregon's only crude oil export terminal went off the rails ...
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Shippers: Show us the benefits of PSR

(Source: Freight Waves column by Jim Blaze, April 16, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Precision scheduled railroading (PSR) promised scheduled rail freight ...
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Train crew bill A.B. 337 brings back what Nevada already had

By Jason Doering and Matthew ParkerINDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 15 — All day, every day, through cities, rural areas and everywhere ...
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Over-Reacting in a Discipline Case

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 04/18/2019) At the Tampa conference last month, four labor arbitrators discussed a case in which the ...
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U.S. railroads’ carload volume up, intermodal down in Week 15

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/18/2019) This year's dip in U.S. rail traffic continued in Week 15, with railroads posting 528,167 carloads ...
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Union Pacific reports Q1 2019 results

(Source: Union Pacific press release, April 18, 2019) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corporation today reported 2019 first quarter net income of ...
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Minimum crew size bill awaits vote in Washington State Senate

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 16 — The BLET Washington State Legislative Board, in conjunction with the SMART-TD Washington Legislative Board, has ...
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24-year CSX employee killed in accident at Wauhatchie Yards

(Source: The Chattanoogan, April 14, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A 24-year employee of CSX Transportation has been killed in an accident ...
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Fundamentals on Witness Preparation

(Source: Conference Reporter Newsletter 04/11/2019) At the Tampa conference last month, the speaker covered the topics of direct & cross-examination.  ...
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STB to hold hearing on Class Is’ demurrage, accessorial charges

STB Chair Ann Begeman Photo – stb.gov (Source: Progressive Railroading 04/12/2019) The Surface Transportation Board (STB) has announced the details for its May ...
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BNSF receives FAA exemption to advance drone operations

In BNSF's BVLOS flights, an aircraft is programmed with long-range flight plans and flown autonomously and out of view of ...
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Simple steps to lower your blood pressure

According to the American Heart Association, almost half of Americans over the age of 20 have high blood pressure (or hypertension) and don’t know it.  Let’s let that sink in for a minute. The number alone is staggering—but that most don’t even know they have high blood pressure is the reason it is often referred to as a silent killer.

How to control your seasonal allergies

It’s that time of year when seasonal allergies are kicking in. Find out how our doctors can diagnose your allergies and help you control them.

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Depot Drug and UPREHS are pleased to announce a new free meter program for non-Medicare members. 

Avoiding the festive 15

Having the willpower to avoid the cookie aisle at the grocery store on a “normal” day is tough. Avoiding the aisle, end caps and special displays during the holiday season, well that requires super human strength.  If you’ve ever been tempted to skip a glass and drink straight from a bowl of eggnog at your company holiday party, fear not.  I have some suggestions you can follow to help avoid the dreaded Festive 15 lbs!

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