Archive for April 16, 2018

Requests for Information: Automation in the Railroad Industry

The FRA is requesting information on the future of the Automation of the Railroad Industry.  Now is the time to contact them and voice your concerns with the automation of trains with no crews onboard.  Please take the time to read the information below and voice your concerns as it only takes a minute by…

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CP: ‘Significant gap’ remains in TCRC, IBEW negotiations

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/16/2018) Canadian Pacific and two of its unions — the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference – Train & Engine (TCRC) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) — are working through the collective bargaining process, the Class I announced late last week. However, a “significant gap” remains between the railroad and the unions. If an agreement cannot…

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Trump nominates Homendy to serve on NTSB

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/13/2018) President Donald Trump this week announced his intention to nominate Jennifer Homendy of Virginia to serve on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). Homendy is being nominated to serve the remainder of a five-year term on the board. She currently serves as Democratic staff director of the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and…

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