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BLET Newsletter

AAR: Rail traffic during first half of 2017 increases 4.5 percent over same period of 2016

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, July 5, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported ...
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Four years after Lac-Megantic disaster, research into rail safety continues

(Source: Canadian Press, July 5, 2017) LAC-MEGANTIC, Quebec — The dangers of transporting hazardous goods by train were highlighted in ...
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New accidental death and dismemberment insurance benefits provided by BLET

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 30 — The BLET National Division provides all active and retired members with an Accidental Death and ...
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AAR: Rail traffic up 3.6 percent over 2016 for week ending June 24

(Source: Association of American Railroads press release, June 28, 2017) WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today ...
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BLET members vote to authorize strike at Wheeling & Lake Erie

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, June 29 — One hundred percent of voting BLET members working for the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway ...
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Union Pacific CEO sees growth with Mexico, Trump rhetoric aside

(Source: Bloomberg, June 28, 2017) NEW YORK — Union Pacific Corp. sees Mexico trade as a bright spot for its ...
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U.S. back-to-school shipments returning to normal: Union Pacific CEO

Lance Fritz, chief executive officer of Union Pacific, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon ...
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Oregon oil train bill moves ahead, with key regulation removed

(Source: KUOW, June 28, 2017) SEATTLE, Wash. — For the second time since 2015, the Oregon Legislature has stripped language ...
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UP confident Trump will do ‘right thing’ on NAFTA

(Source: Reuters, June 28, 2017) NEW YORK — The head of the largest U.S. railroad said on Wednesday that based ...
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Bill would create dedicated funding for freight infrastructure

U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal Photo – lowenthal.house.gov (source: progressiverailroading.com) U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) last week introduced a bipartisan bill ...
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Hall named FRA’s deputy administrator

(source: progressiverailroading.com) Heath Hall has been named deputy administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), agency spokesman Marc Willis confirmed ...
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