7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

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

U.S. stops monitoring 'toxic inhalant hazard' railroad risks

(Source: Column by James P. RePass Sr., Nationalcorridors.org, May 14, 2014)

BOSTON, Mass. — The Transportation Security Administration, in charge of monitoring crude oil tank cars, has let a critical rail security system, put in place after 9/11 to monitor toxic inhalant hazard cars, shut down.

The railcar tracking system is called the Toxic Inhalant Risk Reduction Verification System (TIHRRVS) and has been supervised by IBM Corp. since its inception. It became operational in 2008. It went dark on or about last Dec. 3, when the TSA let that contract lapse, even though the system’s operation is mandated by federal law and essential to rail security.

Full story: Providence Journal

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

U.S. rail headcount rises on monthly basis
Canadian crude by rail exports fall to another 8-year low in July
NTSB: Improperly fastened rail joint caused derailment that killed Texas man
Amtrak, which reduced service to 2 roundtrips in Norfolk and Newport News, has revived routes
RRB names Director of Hearings and Appeals
Q&A: RRB financial reports
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines