Archive for December 2018

BLET to hold ST training class for LM-2 filers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 20 — The BLET Education and Training Department will conduct a training class for all Secretary-Treasurers who file LM-2 reports for their General Committee of Adjustment (GCA), Division or State Legislative Board (SLB). The training will take place in San Antonio, Texas, from February 26-28, 2019.  Each year, labor organizations must file…

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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund begins accepting applications from sons and daughters of Teamsters for 2019

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, December 20 — The 2019 application process for the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund (JRHMSF) is now open. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2019. The application process is completely online again this year. All applications must be completed through the online portal found on the Fund’s website: http://www.jrhmsf.org. This JRHMSF website…

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Sound Transit advances two light-rail extensions

(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/21/2018) The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has executed a $1.17 billion full funding grant agreement (FFGA) for Sound Transit‘s Lynnwood Link light-rail extension, the agency announced yesterday. In addition, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau on Dec. 19 executed a $658 million low-interest loan for the project.  Under the FFGA, the FTA commits to provide up to…

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Genesee & Wyoming subsidiary lands UK aggregate hauling contract

(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/20/2018) Genesee & Wyoming Inc. subsidiary Freightliner Heavy Haul Ltd has signed a long-term bulk rail haulage contract with a joint venture representing the United Kingdom’s largest aggregate and cement producers. The new contract with Mendip Rail Ltd — a joint venture between Hanson Aggregates and Aggregate Industries — will begin in November…

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U.S. railroads log carload, intermodal gains in Week 50

(Source: Progressive Railroading 12/20/2018) U.S. railroads reported a 3.9 percent increase in carloads and intermodal units for the week ending Dec. 15 compared with traffic levels reported for same week in 2017, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. U.S. railroads transported 267,534 carloads, up 1.4 percent, and 301,407 intermodal containers and trailers, up 6.2 percent…

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