Digest: Camden, NJ, transit center to get $250 million remodeling – trains.com

18February 2021

Still more Thursday early morning rail news:

Camden, N.J., transport center to get $250 million remodelling
The Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden, N.J.– a center for NJ Transit RiverLine light rail, PATCO fast transit, 26 NJ Transit bus lines, and a proposed light rail path– will receive a $250 million remodelling. NJ.com reports New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced the project with a request for propositions at a Wednesday event at the South Jersey center. The project will start with the proposition and a preliminary design process anticipated to take about nine months. “It is time to bring this transportation hub up to par with what's happening in Camden [redevelopment],” Camden Mayor Frank Moran. “Camden depends on it, folks utilize it.”

Court unwillingly enables UP engineer to keep task despite defecating on devices
A Union Pacific engineer who defecated on a connection between 2 engines and informed a manager he “left a present” for him will get to keep his task, a U.S. appeals court has actually ruled with evident unwillingness. The site Law & & Crime reports the U.S. Appeals Court for the Eighth Circuit upheld a lower-court by the National Rail Adjustment Board; that arbitration body slammed the behavior of engineer Matthew Lebsack however said the shooting would be an unjustified overcorrection. The Eighth Circuit viewpoint said it shared a district court's “confusion at the board's conclusion that a business can not fire somebody for actively defecating on company residential or commercial property,” but was bound only to determine if the board acted within the scope of its authority, not to rule on the benefits of the decision.NTSB holds off

conference on ‘Most Wanted List'

The National Transportation Safety Board has actually postponed a meeting arranged for March 9 in which it was to identify its 2021-22 Most Wanted List of Safety Improvements. In a news release, the company stated the postponement was to additional improve the proposed list. No brand-new date was set. The board had actually prepared the conference in action to a General Accounting Office report looking for more transparency in how the list was established [see “Digest: CP, controllers union …,” Trains News Wire, Feb. 1, 2021]

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