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

News and Issues
User Info

Amtrak feels the heat after high-profile flubs

(Source: Politico, January 21, 2020)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It was a rough weekend for the railroad, which came under fire from a senator and other high-profile figures for two incidents that went viral. Sherrilyn Ifill, the president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, tweeted on Friday that she had been asked to leave her seat on an Amtrak train that was supposed to have no assigned seats. Also on Friday, NPR reported that a group of wheelchair users were given a price of $25,000 for Amtrak tickets, on a short trip that would normally cost $16.

Full story: Politico

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Like us on Facebook at

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


Canadian rail interests fear issues surrounding blockades are not over
Rail traffic down across North America
Oil train derails in East Chicago; businesses evacuated
Fires set along train tracks as Canadian protests continue
Canadian crude by rail shipments grew in December
Commuters start petition calling for NJ Transit’s CEO to step down
Tampa officials say CSX failed to take proper measures on track closures as traffic snarls around the area
Passenger who nearly died in 2017 Amtrak derailment files lawsuit
California High-Speed Rail Authority releasing draft plan on connection to LA. County
CN locomotive collides with wooden pallets at Tyendinaga
Self-service options available for RRB customers
RRB cautions customers against scams
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines