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Cory Martin

Illinois State Legislative Board Chairman

Brothers and sisters, as we move forward with this new chapter of the ISLB I want to continue to express my sincerest condolences to the Falaney family. Chris was a wonderful Husband, Father and Union man. He was an example of what we represent and something we should...

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Grain carloads carried by U.S. railroads in the week ending May 20, down 12.7% from a year ago and leaving the commodity traffic down 7.1% so far this year, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Congressman Chuy Garcia

Had an excellent conversation with Congressman Chuy Garcia this morning. As you can expect, he is very squarely behind the Railway Safety legislation moving through the US Congress. I stressed to him the importance that ALL of the items and protections must stay in...

Working People Need Congress to Fund Mass Transit

Working People Need Congress to Fund Mass Transit   The COVID-19 nightmare that we all lived through demonstrated the incredible impact federal funding can have when it comes to providing the essential bus and rail service millions of working men and women rely...

$80B House Bill Could Transform U.S. Transit Operations

$80B House Bill Could Transform U.S. Transit Operations As a Democratic lawmaker from Georgia tries once more to garner support for a “transformative” four-year, US$80-billion transit bill, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)—and at least one very fed-up union...

Biden to nominate Fuchs for second term on STB

Biden to nominate Fuchs for second term on STB   President Joe Biden will nominate Patrick J. Fuchs to serve another term on the Surface Transportation Board, the White House announced this week. Fuchs joined the board in January 2019. Previously, he was a staff...