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

Beijing’s takeover of U.S. rail car construction raises security concerns

(Source: Washington Post, January 8, 2019)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The warnings sound like the plot of a Hollywood spy thriller: The Chinese hide malware in a subway rail car's security camera system that allows surveillance of Pentagon or White House officials as they ride — sending images back to Beijing. No U.S. company makes subway cars, so China competes in that market against companies from Asia, Europe and Canada. But U.S. companies build freight rail cars, such as boxcars and tank cars, and they fear China will target them next. That could cost U.S. manufacturing jobs. It also could increase the risk of a cyberattack that cripples domestic rail transportation in a military confrontation or other national emergency.

Full story: Chicago Tribune

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2019 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR: Rail traffic down for week ending September 14, 2019
Class I employment fell in all categories during August 2019
House lawmakers seek to slow White House plan for LNG rail shipments
PSR changes largely done, railroads make intermodal pitch
As rail industry changes, furloughed workers search for a way forward
Teamsters: The income inequality struggle is real and needs to be fixed
Wabtec closing Idaho plant, moving work to Erie
UP to release Q3 2019 results on October 17
KCS to release Q3 2019 results on October 18
MMA fighter sues Norfolk Southern over near-fatal accident
Metra Electric Line schedule altered by PTC installation
California high-speed rail board votes on proposed Valley to San Jose route, amid backlash
After three years, federal grant for safety measures at CSX rail crossing near Baltimore remains unspent
Q&A: RRB financial reports
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines