Archive for June 2019

Rail safety expert to address BLET members

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 21 — A safety expert in the field of workplace distraction will address members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) during the closed portion of its St. Louis regional meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 25.  Randy Jamieson, a managing principal of Atticus Consulting Group, is a former…

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The State of the Rail Workforce

Testimony from the BLET National President Dennis Pierce Testimony from the SMART-TD National President John Previsich Testimony from Administrator of the FRA Ron Batory

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U.S. rail traffic down again in Week 24

(Source: Progressive Railroading 06/20/2019) The trend of declining U.S. rail traffic in 2019 continued in Week 24. Railroads posted 527,989 carloads and intermodal units for the week ending June 15, a 5.4 percent decrease compared with the same week in 2018, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data. Total U.S. carloads for the week were 257,385…

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Union Pacific CEO signals caution on Trump’s China tariff threat

(Source: Reuters, June 19, 2019)  NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES — Union Pacific Corp’s chief executive said another round of tariffs on Chinese goods could badly hurt his railroad and the U.S. economy, but he feels U.S. President Donald Trump is listening to his concerns. Full story: Reuters Thursday, June 20, 2019

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