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46 former workers file wrongful termination lawsuit against CSX

(Source: Herald-Dispatch, February 18, 2018) HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Forty-six former railroad workers are suing CSX for alleged wrongful termination, according ...
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Vice President Tolman testifies before House on PTC

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 15 — BLET Vice President and National Legislative Representative John P. Tolman urged Congress, the railroads, and ...
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RRB announces spring 2018 conferences and pre-retirement seminars

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 12 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced a schedule of dates for the agency’s ...
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Despite fatal accidents, train safety still isn’t a top priority in Washington

(Source: New York Magazine, February 12, 2018) NEW YORK — In the past two months, there have been four fatal ...
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AAR praises start of Trump infrastructure plan

(Source: Railway Age 02/12/2018) Written by  Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor The Association of American Railroads today said it supports President Trump’s ...
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G&W posts Q4 revenue, income growth; forms alliance with Cargomatic

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/09/2018) Genesee & Wyoming Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2017 operating revenue rose 10.7 percent to $571.6 million compared with ...
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Criminal prosecution for unintentional mistakes is blatantly unfair to locomotive engineers and trainmen

By Dennis R. Pierce BLET National President INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 12 — In the wake of recent dramatic and highly ...
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UP reports PTC status for Q4 2017

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/08/2018) Union Pacific Railroad yesterday announced the status of its positive train control(PTC) implementation plan. UP will meet all ...
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BNSF slates $160 million in capex for Washington state

(Source: Progressive Railroading 02/08/2018) BNSF Railway Co. will spend $160 million to upgrade its infrastructure in Washington state, the Class I ...
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UP says PTC to be ready in 2020

(Source: Associated Press, February 7, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific says it expects to finish installing and testing a ...
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Sen. Blumenthal blasts withdrawal of sleep apnea policy

(Source: Transport Topics, February 7, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The determination by federal investigators that two high-profile train collisions in ...
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NTSB cites undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea in two recent commuter rail crashes

(Source: National Transportation Safety Board press release, February 6, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday determined that ...
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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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