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ASLRRA’s Fred Oelsner, Cameron Downs and Richard Sherman recently joined Wi-Tronix’s Chad Jasmin for a field tour of Amtrak’s Ivy City Maintenance Facility in Washington, D.C. (ASLRRA Photograph)
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Supply Side: ENSCO, RailPros, Wi-Tronix

The U.S. Department of Labor recognizes railway track inspection and measurement technology provider ENSCO for excellence in recruiting, employing and retaining America’s veterans. Also, engineering and diversified safety services company RailPros opens a Chicago office; and American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) staffers visit Amtrak’s Ivy City Maintenance Facility in Washington, D.C., to learn about Wi-Tronix’s onboard locomotive system implementation.

More than 2,500 new employees have joined Amtrak this year.

Amtrak, DelDOT to Develop ‘Railroading 101’ Program

The U.S. Department of Labor is awarding the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), in partnership with Amtrak, an $11 million grant to fund a pre-employment training program that will prepare participants for railroad industry jobs, Amtrak reported on Oct. 6.


Biden Administration Sides With Labor, Throwing California Transit Grants (and Riders) Under the Bus

In what has become a contest between two groups who strongly back Democrats, the Biden Administration has come out for labor by refusing to certify grants that would help California’s transit providers and, eventually, the state’s riders. The decision by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) could eventually affect transit projects in other transit-rich states that are facing financial woes due to the pandemic.

The HIRE Vets Medallion Program award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment honor recognizing company commitment to veteran hiring, retention and professional development.

UP Earns 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award

The U.S. Department of Labor has recognized Union Pacific (UP) for excellence in recruiting, hiring and supporting veterans as part of its HIRE Vets Medallion Program for 2021.