Archive for April 10, 2019

When Military Service is Creditable G-177B

(Source: RRB.gov) G-177B (04-08) g177b.pdf  (83.18 KB) Certain military service (M/S) may be used in the same way as railroad service months to provide eligibility for, or to increase the amount of benefits payable to railroad employees and their survivors. Credit is given only for active duty service in the Armed Forces of the United States. For M/S to…

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UTA wraps up double tracking project on Salt Lake City streetcar line

(Source: Progressive Railroading 04/10/2019) Utah Transit Authority (UTA) officials earlier this week marked the completion of construction on a new section of double tracking on the S-Line streetcar route, which connects the Fairmont Station in Salt Lake City to the Central Pointe TRAX light-rail station in South Salt Lake City. Begun in 2018, the project was…

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Q&A: Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

(Source: RRB.gov news release April 2019) Download the News Release here:QA1904 Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act, so that railroad retirement benefits remain higher than social security benefits, especially for career employees who have 30 or more years of service. The following…

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BNSF, UP operations mostly back to normal in Nebraska after flooding

(Source: Lincoln Journal Star, April 9, 2019)  LINCOLN, Neb. — Both BNSF Railway and Union Pacific have reopened all their tracks in Nebraska and the surrounding area with the exception of lines that go from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Kansas City. Full story: Lincoln Journal Star Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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