October 6, 2015

VRE members agree to three-year deal


Members of the SMART Transportation Division employed by Keolis Rail Services ratified a new three-year agreement June 7 to continue service on the Virginia Railway Express trains operating between Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Of the ballots returned, 78 percent were in favor of the new pact. On VRE, the SMART TD represents conductors, assistant [...]

UTU member dies in motorcycle crash

UTU member Larry Daniel Talley (Local 1933, Washington), a conductor on Virginia Railway Express, died Nov. 21 when he lost control of his motorcycle in Montgomery County, Md., reports The Washington Post. Talley, age 33, began his railroad career in September 2006.