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BLET preparing comments on automation in the railroad industry; Members can also give their input

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, April 20, 2018 ó The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen is currently drafting comments in response to a request by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regarding automation in the railroad industry. The notice was published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2018, and the comments are due no later than May 7, 2018.

BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce will be submitting comments on behalf of the Brotherhood that are consistent with the Organizationís long standing position on the need to have two crew members in the cab. President Pierce has also invited all individual members to join him in expressing their concerns to FRA before the May 7, 2018 deadline.

Any BLET member who wishes to file comments regarding the issue of fully-automated or unmanned trains can do so online here.

The BLETís comments will be placed into the docket, and also will be made available on the BLET website.

Friday, April 20, 2018

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