Category: TCU News

NS Petitions FRA for Relief from Brake System Safety Standards

Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) has petitioned the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for a waiver of compliance from certain provisions of the Federal railroad safety regulations regarding refresher training for mechanical inspectors. Specifically, NS proposes to create a 3-D simulation using web-based software to satisfy the “hands-on” portion of the training required by 49 CFR 232.203(e), […]

RRB Q&A: Longevity of Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries

Every three years, the Railroad Retirement Board’s (RRB) Chief Actuary conducts a study of the longevity of its annuitants, as part of a valuation of future revenues and benefit payments. Click here to read the questions and answers release that summarizes the results of the most recent longevity study. The post RRB Q&A: Longevity of […]

TCU is Saddened by the Passing of Former Amtrak CEO Joseph Boardman

Joseph H. Boardman, Amtrak’s second-longest-serving president and CEO, suffered a stroke while vacationing with his wife and family in Florida on March 5 and passed away March 7th, Amtrak announced. A U.S. Air Force Vietnam veteran who served as New York State Transportation Commissioner for 8 years beginning in 1997, Boardman was named Administrator of […]