1370 Ontario St. - Mezzanine, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Secretary-Treasurers
Information
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Documents: Railroads want to skip some proposed safeguards for oil trains

(Source: Politico, June 13, 2014)

WASHINGTON, D.C. The railroad industry is warning the White House against some potential safety rules for trains carrying explosive crude oil, saying freight and passenger rail traffic could be disrupted for years if companies must obey 30 mph speed limits, install more sophisticated brakes and keep the trains manned at all times. The arguments, contained in documents posted after a meeting this week between railroad officials and the Office of Management and Budget, also offer a preview of what steps the Obama administration may be considering in response to oil train crashes that have struck the U.S. and Canada in the past year.

Full story: Politico

Friday, June 13, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2015 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
My friend Brandon Bostian, the Amtrak 188 engineer
High-speed rail remains elusive in the U.S.
Amtrak suspends trains between Philadelphia and Harrisburg due to weather
Former Metrolink auditor alleges she was fired for disclosing railroad's problems
Editorial: Safety has to be rule number one, but at what cost?
Geale assumes NMB chairmanship
FRA's 'safety train' rolls through Fresno
Teamsters: Unions do worker training better
Editorial: Rail yard pollution in Kansas City, Kan., requires closer look by EPA, BNSF
Deutsch Bahn, engineers' union agree on wage deal to end strike
Railroad Retirement spouse and widow(er)s' annuities and public service pensions
New benefit year begins July 1 for Railroad Unemployment and Sickness benefits

More Headlines


Enter your e-mail address to receive BLET news updates.

Subscribe  Unsubscribe