Correction and amplification

An error reported in the June 2000 issue of the "Washington Update" was mistakenly published in the July 2000 issue of the Locomotive Engineer Newsletter and on the BLE International Division website.

The news item pertained to a law in the State of Illinois which shields train crew members from being forced to show a driver's license to law enforcement officers in connection with the operation of a locomotive or train within the state.

This law was placed on the books in Illinois approximately 10 years ago under the watch of now-retired Illinois State Legislative Board Chairman John Small. It was not passed into law this year, as the article mistakenly implied.

In addition, Brother Small oversaw original publication of wallet-sized cards with the text of the law printed on them during his term of office. Current State Chairman C. Edward Way is now having the cards re-issued because of an incident on METRA.

"Washington Update" is the bi-monthly publication of the BLE's National Legislative Office in Washington, D.C. The Publications Committee of the BLE International Division regrets that this error found its way into the Newsletter and onto the website.


2000 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers