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Has STB’s Primus a Pro-Labor Agenda?

NEWS ITEM: Robert E. Primus, named by President Biden in May to succeed Martin J. Oberman as Surface Transportation Board (STB) chairperson, last week scheduled a public hearing in Washington for Sept.

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Whose Interests Do BLET and SMART-TD Serve?

WATCHING WASHINGTON, RAILWAY AGE JULY 2024 ISSUE: Those scorpions in a bottle—the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the Transportation Division of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail

CSX, NS, UP and The Greenbrier Companies are among the 450 U.S.-based companies named to USA Today’s America’s Climate Leaders 2024 list. (NS Photograph)

Class I Briefs: CSX, NS, UP

CSX, Norfolk Southern (NS), Union Pacific (UP) and The Greenbrier Companies rank on USA Today’s America’s Climate Leaders 2024 list. Also, NS collaborates with its railroaders to enhance their “home away from home”; and UP honors Mechanical employees for working 20 years injury-free.

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Crew Size: ‘It Depends’

FROM THE EDITOR, RAILWAY AGE MAY 2024 ISSUE: Multiple-choice question: How many crew members should occupy a locomotive cab? A) Three. B) Two. C) One. D) Zero. E) None of the Above.

NS, SMART-TD and BLET on Feb. 15 signed an agreement to participate in FRA’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). Pictured: SMART-TD officers flank TD President Jeremy R. Ferguson (center), NS President and CEO Alan Shaw (left of Ferguson) and FRA Administrator Amit Bose (right of Ferguson) at the signing ceremony in Atlanta. (Photograph Courtesy of SMART-TD, NS)
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NS: First Class I to Participate in FRA C3RS (UPDATED 2/16)

Norfolk Southern (NS) on Feb. 15 formally signed an agreement with the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers–Transportation Division

BNSF: A Record Year for Safety in 2023

BNSF on Jan. 11 announced that it has completed a record year for workplace safety in 2023, with the lowest injury frequency rate in the company’s 175-year history.