RLBC seeks workforce stabilization
For years the rail carriers have been downsizing their work force and
increasing the required hours for the remaining employees. This reduction
has compromised the safety of our members and has put the safety of the
public at risk. The RLBC proposal seeks to ensure an adequate number of
employees on a rail line in relation to the growth in demand for its rail
UTU seeks single-craft raid of
BLET at UP
The United Transportation Union's petition for a single craft of operating
employees at the Union Pacific Railroad is a reckless effort by a desperate
union, said BLET National President Don Hahs on June 3.
FRA issues final rule on locomotive
The Federal Railroad Administration published its Final Rule on the use
of Locomotive Horns in the April 27 Federal Register.
Locomotive engineers need to be on the lookout for instructions from
their railroad regarding compliance with the new regulation for sounding
Q&A on new locomotive horn
The following is a question and answer session with Grady Cothen, Deputy
Associate Administrator for Safety Standards and Program Development at
the Federal Railroad Administration. This Q&A is intended to help locomotive
engineers understand the new regulations that go into effect June 25 regarding
train horns and quiet zones.