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BLET in catbird seat over crew consist
News item: Vouchsafed to work jointly in gaining legislation or regulation mandating two crew members on every freight train are the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union (SMART) and…
When you get a good deal, take it
Arbitrator Robert O. Harris told the United Transportation Union (UTU) and railroads in 1991, then unable to agree at the bargaining table, “Welcome to the oldest established craps game in…
Bay Area short line: We're OK with SMART project
The general counsel for Northwestern Pacific Railroad Co. (NWP) has moved to defuse complaints from NWP's Vice President Jacob Park related to implementing passenger rail service in Sonoma and Marin…
Thompson to SMART reps: “You have hit a grand slam”
In a July 20, 2014 letter to SMART-Transportation Division International Representative John W. Babler and General Chairperson Randall S. Knutson, former United Transportation Union International President Paul C. Thompson expresses…
BNSF, SMART seek historic crew consist revision
A gutsy, proactive, and far-sighted collaboration between BNSF and a general committee of its largest labor union has produced a tentative agreement to allow freight trains equipped with Positive Train…
Toronto, SMART DMUs will get Cummins Tier 4-compliant power
Cummins Inc. is now producing its Tier 4 Final-compliant QSK19-R diesel engine, which will power the new Nippon Sharyo diesel multiple-unit (DMU) trainsets designed for transit and regional/commuter services in…
MPO backs SMART Larkspur funding plan
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has maintained that success of its passenger rail startup in its California namesake counties was ultimately linked to ferry service to and from San Francisco.…
SMART gets more funds, adds station to line
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) said Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has approved $16.7 million in funds to extend passenger rail service to the site…
SMART preps for Marin County R-O-W work
Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) has approved a $68.7 million construction contract for design and construction of right-of-way in Marin County, Calif., to commence next year.
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