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NTSB announces 2010 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board today issued its 2010 Federal Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements, adding rail, aviation and marine issues, and updating the status of other issues on the list. At the same time, the Board removed the issue areas dealing with improved protection for school bus passengers and fatigue in the pipeline industry."Every one of the hundreds of currently open safety recommendations address concerns that the Safety Board has uncovered in its accident investigations," NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman said. "But the recommendations...

Saturday, 20 February 2010

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Website registration and login

With the redesign of the website, it was decided to have two separate registration and login systems.  The main website along with the new social networking functions and applications will have a separate registration and login than the forums.  The two separate systems will allow website members to make full use of the new social networking functions with a more public profile and yet maintain a separate, more anonymous profile/registration for the forums.  In short, new members will have to register on the social networking site AND register on the...

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

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Rail Labor News

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'Nuts!' to SMART

Were there ever any doubt that the intent of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association was to accomplish a complete takeover of the UTU International, its general committees of adjustment, ...

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SMWIA futile journey ignores reality

The UTU on March 31 received a copy of a letter sent by the Sheet Metal Workers International Association to the National Mediation Board asking the NMB to transfer all ...

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BLET to conduct training for Legislative Represent

The BLET Education & Training Department, in conjunction with the National Legislative Office and the National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen (NASLBC), will conduct a workshop for BLET Division ...

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BLET statement on BNSF acquisition by Berkshire Ha

CLEVELAND, November 4 — BLET Acting President Paul Sorrow has spoken with BNSF Railway CEO Matt Rose regarding the railroad’s acquisition by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Brother Sorrow advised Mr. Rose that, ...

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Teamsters support reform to National Mediation Boa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa applauded the National Mediation Board’s proposal to reform the voting process for union elections at airlines and railroads.The NMB is proposing that ...

Latest Railway News

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4,200 workers furloughed, but UP CEO's compensation was $11.2 million

OMAHA, Neb. — Union Pacific Corp. Chairman and CEO Jim Young’s compensation fell less than 5 percent last year because the railroad’s board felt he kept the company on track ...

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Shareholders approve Burlington Northern Santa Fe Transaction with Ber

BNSF positioned to remain one of America's premier freight transportation companies Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation (BNSF; NYSE:BNI) shareholders today voted overwhelmingly in favor of the company's acquisition by Berkshire Hathaway ...

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Norfolk Southern yard in Memphis lands federal dollars

MEMPHIS — Norfolk Southern Corp.’s plan to build a $112 million intermodal facility in neighboring Rossville received a major boost today with the announcement that it would receive $105 million ...

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CSX bridge-tunnel projects snare $98M in U.S. funding

TOLEDO, Ohio — Bridge and tunnel projects that will support rail freight transportation between a new terminal in North Baltimore and central Pennsylvania have been chosen to receive $98 million ...

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CN rail workers strike as talks break down

TORONTO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Locomotive engineers at Canada's largest railway walked off the job on Saturday after talks broke down, but Canadian National Railway (CNR.TO) (CNI.N) said it was using management ...

General Industry News

U.S. Class I workforce slips below 150,000 in Sept

The U.S. Class I workforce not only shrank for the second-straight month in...

One year later: is Metrolink safer now?

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — On Sept. 12, 2008, at precisely 16:22:23 (4:22 p.m.), ...

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AAR News

A healthy rail network critical to the nation's re

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Association of American Railroads President and CEO...

U.S. railroads continue to post weak carload, inte

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Association of American Railroads today reporte...

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Railroad Retirement Board News

No Railroad Retirement benefit increase in 2010; M

CHICAGO — Railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits...

Buy-outs and Railroad Retirement benefits

CHICAGO — Railroad employees frequently ask the Railroad Retirement Bo...

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Federal Regulatory News

FRA to grant $115 million for rail construction

WASHINGTON, D.C. —
Funds Complement President Obama’s $8 Billion Dow...

NTSB announces 2010 Most Wanted List of Safety I

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Transportation Safety Board today issu...

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