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  • Carmen Division , TCU August 10, 2018

    KCSR Petitions FRA to Perform Mechanical Inspections in Mexico

    The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to allow Class III air brake tests currently required by FRA to be performed at the U.S. / Mexican border by American inspectors to be instead performed by Kansas City Southern de Mexico (KCSM) at one of KCSM’s inspection locations in

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  • Carmen Division , TCU July 24, 2018

    TCU Convention Begins Today

    July 23rd – Carmen Convention Carmen Elections Show Pride & Unity Newly elected Carmen Division Officers – Carmen Division President Rich Johnson, Assistant General President Don Grissom, General Vice-President Carl Lakin, Carmen Executive Board Chairman Kevin Loftin and Carmen Board members Robert Keppen and Darren Trieber. In a show of strength and unity, TCU National

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  • Carmen Division , TCU June 28, 2018

    FRA Denies AAR’s Request to Extend Off-Air Time

    In a follow-up to the TCU article published March 8th 2018: The Association of American Railroads (AAR), on behalf of itself and its member railroads, recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from Federal railroad safety regulations which require brake tests to be performed on a train when it has

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  • Carmen Division , TCU May 18, 2018

    FRA Requests Information on Automation in the Railroad Industry

    In March 2018, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a notice in the Federal Register wherein the agency requested comments from the public regarding railroad automation, and how this technology may impact the railroad industry going forward. This request encompassed the entirety of the railroad industry, and sought input on the impacts of automation on

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  • Carmen Division , TCU March 8, 2018

    AAR Petitions FRA to Increase Off-Air Time to 24 Hours

    The Association of American Railroads (AAR), on behalf of itself and its member railroads, recently petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from Federal railroad safety regulations which require brake tests to be performed on a train when it has been off-air for four hours. AAR specifically requests that the four-hour

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