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  • Carmen Division , TCU May 24, 2019

    FRA’s Decision on Crew Size Undermines Rail Safety

    Washington, DC – Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, of which TCU is a member, AFL-CIO (TTD), issued a statement in response to the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision not to regulate crew size and to preempt current state laws that require two-person crews: “The FRA’s announcement that it will pull back a proposed

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  • Carmen Division , TCU May 4, 2019

    TCU Carmen Re-Paint Patriotic Locomotives for CSX

    A new spirit of service and gratitude is rolling across the CSX rail network in the form of two locomotives that have been repainted by the BRC/TCU Carmen Painters at the Huntington, WV Locomotive Shop. These locomotives have been renamed in honor of our nation’s military and first responders. The one-of-a-kind locomotives named The Spirit

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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 29, 2019

    CN Petitions FRA for Relief from Performing Single Car Air Brake Tests

    Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations contained at 49 CFR 232.305, Single car air brake tests. Specifically, CN requests relief from part 232.305(b)(2), regarding the requirement to conduct a single car air brake test on a

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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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