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

Feds eye stricter rules for railroad rights of way

(Source: Associated Press, September 1, 2014)

BOISE, Idaho — Thousands of miles of active railroad tracks in 11 Western states cross public land on 200-foot-wide rights of way granted under an 1875 law intended to encourage westward expansion. But the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of the Solicitor determined it made a mistake 15 years ago by allowing too much discretion on what modern-day railroads can build or allow third parties to build on that land.

Full story: Great Falls Tribune

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

© 1997-2014 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Safety Task Force Hotline
800-306-5414

Decertification Helpline
800-393-2716

DAILY HEADLINES

Teamster Nation: Get the latest updates in the War on Workers
Locomotive engineers want FRA to require SEPTA to follow fatigue safety rules
TCRC, CN contract talks stall on worker fatigue dispute
Amtrak CEO tells '60 Minutes' that New Jersey rail bridge is unreliable
Canadian Pacific and BNSF get poor marks for service
Fewer delays in grain shipments, but farmers still wary
New Canadian Railway Operating Certificate easy to get, hard to lose
NJ Transit altering its rail safety program
How a coalition pushed for a hotel workers' minimum wage
Amy Grant overwhelmed with emotion on 2014 Santa Train ride
Railroad Retirement annuities and pensions from work not covered by Social Security or Railroad Retirement

More Headlines


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

Subscribe  Unsubscribe