Archive for September 5, 2019

AAR reports rail traffic decline in August and during the week ending August 31, 2019

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, September 4, 2019) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending August 31, 2019, as well as volumes for August 2019. U.S. railroads originated 1,055,386 carloads in August 2019, down 4.6 percent, or 50,672 carloads, from August 2018.…

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Nevada AFL-CIO adopts resolution supporting two-person train crews

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 4 — The Nevada State AFL-CIO adopted a safety resolution in support of Federal legislation mandating two-person train crews at its 63rd Constitution Convention in Las Vegas on August 29, 2019. The resolution was submitted by Brother Matt Parker, Chairman of the BLET’s Nevada State Legislative Board. The resolution asserts that the…

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