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Unions: Passenger rail needs better security, no-ride list

(Source: Associated Press, January 14, 2021)

OMAHA, Neb. — Two major railroad unions said Wednesday that tougher security measures are needed in light of last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol because people who took part in the insurrection and were subsequently placed on the no-fly list may turn to rail travel instead. The Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers — Transportation Division and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen unions urged federal regulators to add more security at train stations to screen passengers before they board.

Full story: Martinsville Bulletin

Friday, January 15, 2021

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