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  • TCU April 6, 2009

    Amtrak is Searching for Pullman Porters to Honor for National Train Day

    National Train Day is approaching on May 9, 2009. Amtrak would like to honor the Pullman Porters who as a part of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters merged with TCU in 1978. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, under the leadership of A. Philip Randolph, laid the groundwork for the American Civil Rights movement.

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  • TCU March 27, 2009

    Amtrak Announces How the 1.3 Billion in Stimulus Funding Will be Spent

    In a March 25, 2009 press statement Amtrak released a list of capital projects to be funded by $1.3 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The investment package is divided into two separate accounts: one for railroad and station projects funded at $845 million and one for security and life safety projects

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  • TCU February 27, 2009

    More Good News for High-Speed Rail

    High-speed rail development is set to receive $5 billion over the next five years, on top of the $8 billion already approved in the stimulus package, according to the 2010 budget just released by President Barack Obama. The funding would go to the state grant program. “This investment will lead to the creation of several

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  • TCU February 12, 2009

    Amtrak Honors Pullman Porters and Celebrates African American Heritage Month

    On February 10, 2009 in Oakland, California Amtrak held a ceremony to celebrate African American Heritage Month and honor the contributions of the Pullman Porters to the civil rights movement. The Pullman Porters were part of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters that merged into TCU in 1978. The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters “A

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  • TCU February 5, 2009

    Important Dues Announcement for 2009

    Dues for most TCU members who are working will increase by $2.20 per month, effective April 1, 2009. In cases where dues are normally deducted a month in advance, the April increase will be deducted in March. The April dues increase is mandated by Article 26, Section 2(b) of the TCU Constitution which sets forth

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