What Every Railroader Should Know,” written by Lawrence Mann, rail safety coordinator to SMART Transportation Division’s Designated Legal Counsel (DLC), is an extensive and comprehensive survey of federal railroad safety law as it pertains to rail workers and is essential reading for TD members concerned about how the law protects them.
He has given SMART Transportation Division permission to distribute his 700-plus page book via PDF on the TD website.
Kansas legislative update.
SB391 "Transportation Task Force" was signed into law
It's official HB Sub for SB391 "Transportation Task Force" was signed into law this morning in the Govoners office. I was invited to the signing ceremony and gave brief remarks and thanks to legislators and the Gov. for recognizing that SMART-TD KSLB is and will be at the table when building the next 10 years of transportation policy in Kansas.
The task force (TF) is charged with presenting to the legislature a 10-year plan after the current KDOT plan expires this year. Key to the task force will be to find a way of financing the 23 projects that were part of the now expiring T-Works plan.
As the TF starts its work in the next month and a half I will keep you all up to date and apprised of where the discussion goes. This is new territory for KSLB considering that this is the first time labor has been brought in on the policymaking. For the last 80 years, labor has never been at the table. That changed today brothers and sisters!
Thank you for all your hard work and support! Attached are pics and the bill that Gov Colyer presented to KSLB. (this one will be getting framed for the office!)
United Transportation Union - SMART
Kansas Legislative Director
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