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The Medicare Open Enrollment period is from October 15 through December 7, 2020, for the Medicare plan year 2021.  Any former Union Pacific Railroad employee and their Medicare-eligible spouse are eligible to join our Medicare Plans.

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November 2020

BLET Newsletter

UP to open Twin Cities intermodal terminal

The new service will feature domestic intermodal movements between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Los Angeles. Photo – (Source: Progressive Railroading ...
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Intermodal again drives up weekly U.S. rail traffic total

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/19/2020) U.S. freight railroads hauled 527,462 carloads and intermodal units during the week ending Nov. 14, up ...
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For House Rail Subcommittee, an earful on multiple matters at Nov. 17 hearing

(Source: Railway Age, November 19, 2020)NEW YORK — “Examining the Surface Transportation Board’s Role in Ensuring a Robust Passenger Rail ...
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FRA: PTC operating on over 99 percent of required route miles

FRA Administrator Ronald Batory Photo – Federal Railroad Administration (Source: Progressive Railroading 11/18/2020) All railroads subject to the federal positive ...
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FRA publishes final rule setting Amtrak performance standards for host railroads

(Source: Federal Railroad Administration press release, November 16, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today ...
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GA-46000 Lifetime maximum adjusted for 2021

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, November 16 - The lifetime maximum benefit for the Railroad Employees National Early Retirement Major Medical Benefit Plan ...
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President-elect Joe Biden expected to be a friend to Amtrak

(Source: Business Insider, November 15, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden is no stranger to America's rail system. Having used ...
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Part 2: The ICC and the railroads

(Source: Freight Waves, November 14, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Interstate Commerce Act was passed in 1887 in response to rising ...
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Part 1: The rise and fall of the Interstate Commerce Commission

(Source: Freight Waves, November 13, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) was the first independent regulatory agency in ...
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U.S. intermodal-rail volume spikes in Week 45

(Source: Progressive Railroading 11/12/2020) The U.S. intermodal-rail traffic growth trend continued during the week ending Nov. 7, with trailer and ...
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President-Elect Biden adds 27 union leaders to transition team

(Source: UcommBlog, November 11, 2020)WASHINGTON, D.C. — With Joe Biden becoming the President-elect on Saturday, the process of transitioning from ...
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A Biden presidency’s potential impact on rail unclear

(Source: Freight Waves, November 10, 2020)CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A White House administration under Democratic President-elect Joe Biden could see renewed ...
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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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