October 8, 2015

Unions advancing new two-person train crew bill


Continuing a cooperative effort to promote safety in the railroad industry, the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers International Association (SMART) have jointly announced that legislation requiring at least two crew members on all freight trains in the [...]

Amtrak, beware?

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What’s up with California Rep. Jeff Denham? Enquiring Amtrak enthusiasts would like to know. According to a report by Politico transportation writer Adam Snider, the Republican representative from California’s 10th Congressional District “has been busy with rail lately, hitting up both New York and Illinois in the past few days.” Snider writes further: “Fresh off [...]