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June 2020

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Not guilty on all counts: Jury acquits three men accused in Lac-Megantic disaster

(Source: Canadian Press, January 19, 2018) SHERBROOKE, Que. — A teary-eyed Richard Labrie, one of the three men acquitted Friday ...
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U.S. Chamber: Increase gas tax to pay for infrastructure

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/18/2018) Tom DonohuePhoto – U.S. Chamber of Commerce website The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week proposed increasing the ...
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Major U.S. railroads warn Trump against derailing NAFTA

(Source: Reuters, January 17, 2018) LOMBARD, Ill. — Major U.S. railroads on Wednesday warned President Donald Trump of the potential ...
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2018 BLET Scholarship Directory

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 12 — Each year, the BLET National Division compiles a list of scholarship opportunities available to the ...
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UP estimates $6 billion benefit in 2017 from new tax law

(Source Progressive Railroading 01/12/2018) Union Pacific Railroad estimates that changes in the new tax law will provide a nearly $6 billion ...
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NTSB issues safety recommendations to UP, FRA and AAR

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/12/2018) A broken wheel led to the derailment of six of the 107 loaded tank cars carrying ...
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House Dems introduce train safety bill after deadly Amtrak crash

(Source: The Hill, January 11, 2018) WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation meant to accelerate the implementation ...
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NTSB releases probable cause of 2015 oil train derailment at Heimdal, N.D.

(Source: Forum News Service, January 11, 2018) HEIMDAL, N.D. — The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final accident ...
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BNSF offers new rail service at Port of Portland

(Source: Progressive Railroading 01/08/2018) The new partnership will move containers between Portland and Seattle/Tacoma.Photo – Port of Portland BNSF Railway ...
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Crude oil shipments from Canada to U.S. to jump 60% in 2018

(Source: Reuters, January 5, 2018) HOUSTON — Canadian crude shipments to the United States by rail could rise more than ...
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FRA proposes delay in safety training requirements

(Source: Progressive Railroading, January 9, 2018) The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed delaying by an additional year the dates ...
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James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund begins accepting applications from sons and daughters of Teamsters for 2018

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, January 8 — The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for 2018. The deadline ...
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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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