December 18, 2014

UTU officer pushes transit safety improvements

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Just ask UTU District of Columbia Legislative Director Willie Bates about safety standards for rail-transit systems. Unlike freight and passenger railroads, rail-transit systems are not bound by federal construction standards, nor are their workers in safety senstive positions governed by federal hours-of-service limitations, says Bates. As a member of the Obama administration’s 20-person Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety, Bates [...]