HB 1542 Assigned Final Action Deadline

Who opposes HB 1542, common-sense legislation that can help keep kids at school safe from hazardous substances transported by rail or stored nearby?  Who opposes a bill that could save our children’s lives?   Witness slips make this answer crystal clear.  Not surprisingly, HB 1542 met with opposition from the billionaire-producing chemical and rail industries.   Who cares more about their profits … Continue reading HB 1542 Assigned Final Action Deadline

Veteran Railroader Fritz Edler Offers Recommendations

“Just because an industry CAN do something doesn't mean an industry SHOULD be doing it!” emphasized Fritz Edler, a veteran railroader with experience as a rail freight car builder and repairer. Edler has worked in many capacities, from maintaining tracks and bridges to running high speed trains. Based in Washington D.C., Edler has broad rail … Continue reading Veteran Railroader Fritz Edler Offers Recommendations

ACTION ALERT: March of Lac-Mégantic

March (virtually) with the citizens of Lac-Mégantic as they mourn the loss of 47 loved ones eight years after the catastrophic train derailment and explosion in Quebec, Canada. Please take a moment to like this video and comment, “Je t’aime Lac-Mégantic!” (I love Lac-Mégantic!) Support from the U.S. has given residents encouragement and hope. Then, … Continue reading ACTION ALERT: March of Lac-Mégantic

Railroad Engineer to Address Bomb Train Issue – July 5 at 7 pm

Trains carrying flammable materials, explosives, and toxic substances with fewer crew members fatigued from long hours run through our communities daily.At the July meeting, La Coalition - Bomb Trains will hear from  Mark Burrows of Chicago, a retired 40-year veteran Canadian Pacific Railroad locomotive engineer who was an active member of SMART-TD and who served as delegate … Continue reading Railroad Engineer to Address Bomb Train Issue – July 5 at 7 pm