In a recent letter TCU President Bob Scardelletti wrote to Anthony Foxx US Secretary of Transportation, supporting METRA’s request for TIGER VI grant. President Scardelletti stated:
“On behalf of the Transportation Communications Union/IAM, I write in support of Metra’s application for a TIGER VI grant to support the implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC).”
“Safety is priority number one in the rail industry and we strive to ensure that we do everything in our power to perform in the safest manner possible. I believe that implementation PTC will help Metra accomplish even safer service, but I understand that there are significant technological and financial challenges that must be addressed. The financial support from the Department of Transportation through the TIGER grant program would be instrumental in helping to install this important safety program.”
Click here to read the full letter.