Archive for March 8, 2018

Pipeline shortage forcing crude by rail spike

(Source: Canadian Press, March 5, 2018) CALGARY — The International Energy Agency says crude-by-rail shipments in Canada are expected to more than double over the next two years, as a lack of pipeline capacity forces producers to look to alternatives. Full story: Toronto Star Thursday, March 8, 2018

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Senate Democrats call for federal investment in rail infrastructure

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/08/2018) Senate Democrats yesterday unveiled a $1 trillion national infrastructure plan to cover a wide range of needs, including $180 billion to replace and expand rail and bus systems. The Democrats’ “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” is being presented as an alternative to President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan unveiled in January. The…

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Registration closing soon for BLET’s only LC training class of 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 8 — Space is still available for the BLET Education and Training Department’s Local Chairman training class, which will be held from April 8-13, 2018, at the BLET National Division headquarters and Training Center in Independence, Ohio. Due to the upcoming triennial elections later this year, this will be the only training…

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