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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 15, 2019

    NS Petitions FRA for Relief from Brake System Safety Standards

    Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding refresher training for mechanical inspectors. Specifically, NS proposes to create a 3-D simulation using web-based software to satisfy the “hands-on” portion of the training required by 49 CFR 232.203(e),

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  • Carmen Division , Legislative Outlook , Press Releases March 14, 2019

    TTD: FRA rejects Kansas City Southern’s brake test waiver, Stops cross-border crews

    Washington, DC – Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration rejecting a request from Kansas City Southern Railway to conduct safety-sensitive brake tests in Mexico: “We learned yesterday that the Federal Railway Administration (FRA) denied a request by Kansas City Southern

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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 13, 2019

    UPDATE: FRA Denies KCS’s Petition to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

    This is a follow up to the October 19th article regarding the Kansas City Southern Railway Company’s (KCS) petition to allow Class III air brake tests currently required by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to be instead performed by Kansas City Southern de

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  • Carmen Division , TCU January 14, 2019

    New Officers Sworn in at TCU Carmen Local 6011

    On January 8, 2019, Carman’s Division Assistant General President, Donald Grissom, prepares to swear in the newly elected officers for T6011 (TTX) at their regular Union meeting in Tinley Park, IL.  Officers from left to right are Vice President Michael Dibenedetto, Recording Secretary Anthony Petraitis, President John Krantz, Financial Secretary Eric Berndt, Local Chairman Izaak Campos

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  • Carmen Division , TCU January 10, 2019

    CSX Petitions FRA for Relief from Brake System Safety Standards

    CSX Transportation (CSX) petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding the testing and inspecting of air brakes.  CSX’s waiver contains three specific requests: (1) to extend the mileage limits of the subject trains from 1000 to 1052 miles before a Class

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