Ohio State Legislative Board

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Stop, Look, and Listen: Common Sense Rail Safety

Ohio House Bill 372 (Grim/Hoops), known informally as Stop, Look, and Listen, closes a gap in the statute by giving railroad equipment other than trains the same protections at public road crossings. HB372 has bipartisan support and has passed the House in prior General Assemblies.

One Year After East Palestine Derailment: Commitment to Rail Safety

As we mark the solemn one-year anniversary of the East Palestine derailment in eastern Ohio, we find ourselves reflecting on the progress made in enhancing rail safety and the work still yet to be done. Ohio's legislature responded to last year's derailment by passing...

Solidarity in Action: The BLET Ohio State Legislative Board Stands with UAW Strikers

In times of adversity, the power of solidarity shines through. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) Ohio State Legislative Board is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with our fellow workers from the United Auto Workers (UAW) who are currently...

Exploring the Future of Locomotive Power: TMACOG Summer Caucus Meeting

In a recent gathering of regional leaders and stakeholders at the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) Summer Caucus Meeting, non-governmental attendees were treated to a presentation by John Esterly, Chairman of the Ohio State Legislative Board of...

Comment on Proposed Crew Size Regulation

Submit your comment to the FRA on proposed crew size regulation.