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Amtrak will suspend service where PTC is not ready, CEO says; BLET calls for industry to address rail worker fatigue

(Source: Seattle Times, February 15, 2018)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amtrak will stop running trains on some U.S. tracks if they don’t have satellite-based train control operating by the end of this year, CEO Richard Anderson told a congressional committee Thursday morning. A more basic safety issue is crew fatigue, testified John Tolman, Vice President and National Legislative Representative of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. He asked Congress to support stronger rest requirements and to require two-person locomotive operating crews.

Full story: Seattle Times

Friday, February 16, 2018

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