July 6, 2015

Two-person train crew bill advances in Minn. Senate

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The Minnesota Senate Committee on Transportation and Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Judiciary have approved legislation requiring two qualified train-crew personnel on all trains in the state with bipartisan support. Senate File 918 is now before the full Minnesota Senate. “The policy language is very narrow to assure that we can prevail under [...]

Minn. SLB announces success in legislature

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SMART Transportation Division Minnesota State Legislative Director Phillip Qualy reports that House File 3172, the Omnibus Supplemental Appropriations Bill containing the Minnesota Railroad Yard Lighting Bill, has been passed and signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton. “The men and women in Minnesota and around the country that work in yard-switching operations should be able [...]

SMART TD members picket CP in Minn.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday (Feb. 6) proposed initiatives to enhance railroad safety on the same day that rail workers protested Canadian Pacific’s safety practices by picketing its U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis. The governor announced through his press secretary that he will urge legislative leaders to hold hearings on the United Transportation Union’s reports [...]

Minn. legislative board holding open house

The SMART Transportation Division’s Minnesota State Legislative Board is sponsoring an open house June 17 for all active and retired members from all carrier properties. This free educational experience will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Roseville Radisson Hotel at 2540 N. Cleveland Ave. in Roseville, Minn., State Legislative Director Phillip [...]