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February 2019
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BLET Newsletter

Walmart tests pilot program that calls for more rail

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/23/2019) Walmart has launched its own fleet of intermodal containers and is using its own drivers to move ...
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U.S. rail carload, intermodal traffic fell in Week 7

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/21/2019) U.S. railroads' combined carload and intermodal volumes dropped 3 percent to 523,915 units for the week ...
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PSR isn’t really all that new

Written by David Schanoes, Contributing Editor The late, now-legendary, Hunter Harrison. (Source: Railway Age 02/20/2019) Not that long ago, E. Hunter Harrison’s ...
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45-G permanence inches closer

(Source: Railway Age 02/15/2019) Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief Rep. Earl Blumenauer On Feb. 11, HR 510, which calls for permanence ...
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FRA report: All railroads met statutory PTC requirements by 2018’s end

A graphic touts BNSF’s accomplishments with PTC implementation through 2018. Photo – Source: BNSF Railway Co. (Source: Progressive Railroading 02/19/2019) ...
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Trump administration to cancel California’s high-speed rail funds

President Trump Photo – (Source: Progressive Railroading 02/20/2019) President Trump's administration intends to cancel $929 million in federal grant ...
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UP employees step up to help laid off employee battling breast cancer

(Source: Television station KETV, February 19, 2019) OMAHA, Neb. — JoAnna Draper doesn't have a job; she lost it last Tuesday ...
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NTSB recommends new safety measures following tank car chlorine incident

The incident occurred when 178,000 pounds of liquefied compressed chlorine was released over two-and-a-half hours after a DOT-105 tank car ...
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AAR calls for higher gas tax, weight-distance fee to shore up trust fund

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/15/2019) The Association of American Railroads (AAR) is calling on Congress to implement a federal gas tax increase and ...
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PSR and the rail car: Commentary by Richard Kloster

Richard Kloster is senior vice president and chief commercial officer of AllTranstek LLC. He also is a principal at FTR ...
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Many companies, including Union Pacific, get waivers for steel tariffs amid tough trade talk

(Source: Associated Press, February 15, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade, his administration has granted ...
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Single mom with breast cancer speaks about struggles after being laid off by Union Pacific

(Source: Television station KETV, February 14, 2019) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific laid off 150 workers at its Omaha headquarters Tuesday. ...
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