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BLET Newsletter

Union Pacific will lay off nearly 200 in Hermiston, Ore.

(Source: The Oregonian, May 21, 2019) PORTLAND, Ore. — Union Pacific Railroad said Wednesday it will lay off as many as ...
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USDOT’s Chao names new members to Drone Advisory Committee

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Photo – (Source: Progressive Railroading 05/21/2019) U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao yesterday ...
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Schumer calls on feds to investigate Chinese rail-car manufacturer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) Photo – Schumer's office (Source: Progressive Railroading 05/21/2019) U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling ...
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Texas deluge floods roads, derails UP train

(Source: Palestine Herald, May 20, 2019) PALESTINE, Texas — Heavy rains Saturday put in a hard day's work: They flooded the ...
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Railroads’ shift to PSR model puts storage, railcar onus on shippers

(Source: Freight Waves, May 20, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — For years, shippers have tapped spare capacity of railcars and tracks as ...
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Union Pacific: PTC operating on 80 percent of route miles

UP recently implemented PTC on 582 route miles, bringing required PTC-operated route miles to 13,597. Photo – (Source: Progressive ...
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Dave Brown reelected Minnesota State Legislative Board Chairman

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, May 17 — David K. Brown was reelected by acclamation to his fourth term as Chairman of the ...
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FRA cancels $929 million in California high-speed rail funds

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said the federal government's action is "illegal and a direct assault" on the state. Photo – ...
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UP to serve logistics park near Houston

The park will serve national and international grade manifest and transload firms that want to locate near Houston. Photo – ...
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Midwest flooding may affect utility coal shipments, stockpiles for months

(Source: S&P Global Platts, May 15, 2019) HOUSTON — Utilities could feel the impact of flooding in the Midwestern US for ...
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U.S. rail traffic slide continued in Week 19

(Source: Progressive Railroading 05/16/2019) The downward trend in U.S. rail traffic continued in Week 19, with railroads reporting 529,263 carloads ...
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Canadian rail volumes rise again while U.S. volumes fall

(Source: Freight Waves, May 15, 2019) CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Canadian rail volumes rose again year-to-date for the week ended May 11, ...
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The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen - UP Western Region GCA represents locomotive engineers working in the Western Region of the Union Pacific Railroad, which encompasses Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah and portions of Nevada. We also represent members on the Portland & Western Railroad as well as the Portland Terminal Railroad.

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