Archive for January 5, 2018

NTSB preliminary report says PTC likely would have prevented Washington state Amtrak derailment; Damage estimate tops $40 million

(Source: Reuters, January 4, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The damage from a deadly Amtrak train crash in Washington state in December topped $40.4 million, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report on Thursday. The safety board also said the crash that killed three and injured 70 could have been prevented if…

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Registration continues for February’s LM-2 class

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 4 — Space remains for the BLET Education and Training Department’s upcoming class for Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports for their General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), Division or State Legislative Board. The class will be held in San Diego, California, from February 13-15, 2018. Each year, labor organizations must file a financial…

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