CSX: 'Wrong way' on discipline
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and the United Transportation
Union have told CSX CEO Michael Ward to stop the "targeted selective
stalking, harassment and intimidation of its train and engine service crews."
BLET, SEPTA reach five-year tentative
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) has reached
a tentative five-year contract agreement for its 195 members who work for
the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).
Children of BLET members win top
The BLET congratulates six of its members' children for winning scholarships
from the James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund. Two of these winners,
Christine Haas and Elspeth Sawyer, earned $10,000 scholarships.
FRA slaps BNSF on PTC safety
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has slammed the credibility
of BNSF Railway's positive train control pilot projects, citing inconsistencies
in BNSF's safety plan. The agency also complained that descriptive language
explaining the railroad's compliance with FRA safety requirements was written
in broad generalities that disguise numerous defects.