Links

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers

BLE&T National Division: ble-t.org
International Brotherhood of Teamsters: teamster.org

General Committees of Adjustment

CSX Conrail Northern District: bletconrail.org
CSX Northern Lines: bletnrlgca.org
Norfolk Southern Eastern Lines
Norfolk Southern Northern Lines: blet-ns.com

Health and Welfare for BLE&T Members

Railroad Healthlink: yourtracktohealth.com
UnitedHealthcare: myuhc.com
Cornerstone: uniondisability.com

Federal Regulatory Agencies

Federal Railroad Administration: railroads.dot.gov
US Department of Tranportation: transportation.gov
National Transportation Safety Board: ntsb.gov
National Medaition Board: nmb.gov

Safety Organizations

Operation Lifesaver: oli.org

Other State Legislative Boards

National Association of State Legislative Board Chairmen (NASLBC): bletnaslbc.org
California: cslb.ws
Nebraska: neslb.org
Minnesota: mnslb.org

Research

Federal Research Links

www.osha.gov/dep/oia/whistleblower
OSHA Whistleblower Protection Information

www.rrb.gov/mep/ben_forms
Railroad retirement board publications. Information on Sickness benefits, Retirement annuities, Unemployment benefits, etc.

www.gpo.gov/fdsys
Access to online code of federal regulations and federal register publications. Use to read CFR Title 49, Part 200 thru 299 governing railroad regulations. Also CFR Title 49, Part 40 governing drug testing procedures. Title 29 governs labor, specifically relevant to us is it governs the National Mediation Board.

bookstore.gpo.gov
US Govt. Bookstore online. Can order print copies of CFR regulations.

www.dot.gov
Can access Federal Railroad Administration web site. Access data on accidents, safety, rail regulation, etc. Also you can access FRA directly at www.fra.dot.gov

www.fra.dot.gov/Pages/359
Access to FRA’s technical compliance manuals. This is information you can use to determine if railroads are interpreting federal regulations correctly regarding operating practices or equipment inspections, drug and alcohol testing, etc.

safetydata.fra.dot.gov/OfficeofSafety
Safety Violations Data by State, Region and Railroad, sorted by CFR Section

hazmat.dot.gov
DOT Hazmat information provided by US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Can obtain electronic copies of the Emergency Response Guidebook here.

Federal Research Links, cont.

www.regulations.gov
DOT Docket Management System. Can access all information on open dockets governing waivers, etc. Using this Web site, you can:

  • View proposed rules and other regulatory documents;
  • Submit a comment;
  • Submit an application, petition or adjudication document;
  • Read comments;
  • View final rules;
  • View Regulatory Agendas that list regulations

www.stb.dot.gov
Surface Transportation Board Site. Can access docket filings on abandonments, trail use requests, etc.

www.dol.gov/olms/regs/compliance/rrlo/lmrda
Dept of Labor website. Can access online copies of LM financial reports filed by all union bodies.

www.fec.gov
Federal Election Commission, access to federal campaign information and federal election information.

www.house.gov
US House of Representatives. Access to addresses, bills, amendments, etc.

thomas.loc.gov
Thomas – Congressional information provided by the US Library of Congress.

www.fedworld.gov
Fedworld site. General US Government access.

www.supremecourtus.gov
US Supreme Court Website.

State Research Links

www.ncsl.org
National Conference of State Legislatures: Access all state statutes and other information

www.ohiohouse.gov
Ohio’s House of Representatives
Access information about Ohio’s Representatives, bills and legislation, and schedules

www.ohiosenate.gov
Ohio’s Senate
Access information about Ohio’s Senators, bills and legislation, and scheduels

 

Misc. Research Links

www.closecallsrail.org
Confidential Close Call Reporting Information Page

www.tsb.gc.ca
Transportation Safety Board of Canada