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BLET Newsletter

Registration closing soon for BLET’s only LC training class of 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 8 — Space is still available for the BLET Education and Training Department’s Local Chairman training class, ...
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FRA kicks off rail-crossing safety campaign

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/06/2018) The Federal Railroad Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have launched a $4.3 million campaign to educate the ...
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UP slates $450 million for 2018 capex in Texas

(Source: Progressive Railroading 03/06/2018) Union Pacific Railroad's 2018 capital expenditures program will include $450 million to upgrade and maintain its ...
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Crude by rail shipments could more than double to 390,000 barrels per day: IEA

(Source: Canadian Press, March 5, 2018) OTTAWA — Crude-by-rail shipments could more than double over the next two years from ...
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Two trains derail in Centralia, Wash.; no injuries

(Source: KGW, March 5, 2018) CENTRALIA, Wash. — Two trains derailed in a Centralia rail yard Monday afternoon. No one ...
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W.Va. teachers prove unity brings more pay

(Source: International Brotherhood of Teamsters press release, March 6, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thousands of West Virginia teachers are again hopeful ...
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Canada’s western ports clogged as slowdown in crop shipments by rail weighs

(Source: Globe and Mail, March 7, 2018) OTTAWA — The backlog of crop shipments that has raised tensions between the ...
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Train crew injured as train collides with tanker hauling hydrochloric acid solution

(Source: Observer-Reporter, March 6, 2018) FREDERICKTOWN, Pa. — On March 6 near Fredericktown, Pa., a train broadsided a tanker truck ...
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UP CEO calls steel and aluminum tariffs ‘troubling in a number of ways’

(Source: New Orleans Advocate, March 2, 2018) NEW ORLEANS — The Trump administration's plan to levy tariffs on steel and ...
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Federal tax cut windfall doesn’t mean immediate hiring, UP CEO says

(Source: Omaha World-Herald, March 3, 2018) OMAHA, Neb. —While the Union Pacific benefited from the recent changes to federal tax ...
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Federal income tax and Railroad Retirement benefits

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 23, 2018) CHICAGO — The following questions and answers describe the tax statements issued ...
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STB modifies ex parte communications

(Source: Railway Age 03/01/2018) Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief The Surface Transportation Board has updated its long-standing rules on ex parte communications. ...
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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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