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COAST Autonomous to deploy first self-driving vehicles at rail yard

(Source: The Robot Report ) By The Robot Report Staff | July 16, 2019 PASADENA, Calif. — COAST Autonomous today announced that ...
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U.S. railroads post traffic decline; Canadian, Mexican railroads post gains in Week 6

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/13/2020) While U.S. freight railroads' traffic slump continued during the week ending Feb. 8, Canadian and Mexican ...
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NRLC: Federal court allows railroads to negotiate over train crew staffing

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/13/2020) The National Railway Labor Conference (NRLC) yesterday announced that a federal court in Texas has issued an order ...
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Opinion: Union Pacific’s move to scrap contract with city of Palestine is unwarranted

(Source: Opinion column by Ben Campbell published in the Palestine Herald-Press, February 12, 2020. Mr. Campbell is Vice President of ...
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Jury awards DuPont Amtrak train crash victim $10 million

(Source: Television station KING5, February 12, 2020)SEATTLE — Amtrak will pay more than $10 million to one of the dozens ...
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Applications due March 2 for Hoffa Scholarship Fund

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, February 11, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The deadline for applying for an academic or vocational/training ...
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U.S. rail traffic continues to slump

(Source: Freight Waves, February 12, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Continued trade headwinds are putting pressure on year-to-date U.S. rail volumes, with ...
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Federal court orders BNSF to pay worker $696,173 for lost wages after U.S. Department of Labor finds railroad retaliated against whistleblower

(Source: U.S. Department of Labor press release, February 5, 2020)DENVER, Colo. — The U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado ...
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RRB announces 2020 Pre-Retirement Seminars

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 6 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced is schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for 2020.Designed ...
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AAR: January rail traffic trends offer ‘glimmers of hope’

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/06/2020) U.S. railroads hauled 2,410,813 carloads and intermodal units in January, down 5.6 percent compared with traffic ...
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AAR: U.S. Rail Traffic Still Down; Canada, Mexico See Gains

(Source: Railway Age January 30, 2020) Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor U.S. rail traffic has been struggling. However, our neighbors to the ...
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BNSF budgets $3.4 billion for capital expenditures in 2020

The photo shows a BNSF siding extension project underway at Ash Fork, Arizona. The siding is being extended to 16,000 ...
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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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