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

Show your support for two-person train crews

CLEVELAND, February 14 — Progressive Railroading is conducting an informal poll this week asking, "Do you think all freight trains should be required to have a minimum crew size of two people?" This poll follows the introduction of the Safe Freight Act (H.R. 3040) in Congress, a piece of legislation backed jointly by the BLET and SMART Transportation Division (former UTU) that would require two person train crews.

H.R. 3040 would mandate that "no freight train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight may be operated unless it has a crew consisting of at least 2 individuals, one of whom is certified under regulations promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration as a locomotive engineer pursuant to section 20135, and the other of whom is certified under regulations promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration as a conductor pursuant to section 20163."

For more information regarding the Safe Freight Act, please visit:
www.ble-t.org/pdf/HR-3040-Joint-Final.pdf

BLET members, retirees, the BLET Auxiliary, and all concerned family members are being urged to contact their member of Congress and to ask for their support of H.R. 3040. To find your member of the U.S. House, go to www.house.gov and enter your Zip Code.

You can also cast your vote in Progressive Railroading’s poll here:

www.progressiverailroading.com/#poll

Friday, February 14, 2014
bentley@ble-t.org

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
Canada's TSB identifies 18 factors leading to Lac-Megantic train accident and calls for additional safety defenses to improve rail safety
Engineer Tom Harding's Lac-Megantic emergency calls released
Opinion: Lac-Megantic report skims surface of deep problems
Cleanup still going on at train crash site in Hoxie, Ark.
AAR: Combined weekly rail traffic up 4 percent over 2013 for week ending August 16
Cargo rates trigger shipper backlash as U.S. rails soar
Hoffa: GOP turns back on job creation incentives
The Texas bullet train that could change everything
SEPTA faces more labor strife
North Dakota regulator outlines rail safety plan
Virginia state regulators expect penalty for CSX oil train wreck
Sen. Durbin chairs hearing to address Amtrak service delays in Illinois
Locomotive engineer injured on stopped CSX train in Ohio
New rail services chugging along
Railroad Retirement Board financial reports

More Headlines


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

Subscribe  Unsubscribe