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SMART takes all threats to members and the general public seriously and stands ready to assist those in our communities when dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Canadian Public Health Agency (PHA) have been responding to the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and have confirmed that the virus has infected a growing group of people in North America.

SMART members, including those working on job sites, production shops, bus and transit operators along with those work on the freight railroads, interact with the public on a daily basis and are at a heightened risk of contracting communicable diseases.

This requires that each member be vigilant, be prepared and come together.

Visit this link for online resources that will be kept updated as the situation unfolds.







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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We have simplified and shortened our ‘Railroad Technology Event’ form.

If you recently experienced a technology failure that has impeded your ability to do your job, fill out the “Railroad Technology Event” form by clicking the link below. So far we have had over 1,700 failures reported, and we know many more go unreported every day.

Click Here For Railroad Technology Event Form

Your union won’t allow the Railroads to be the only party with data when it comes to technology; we know the Railroads will either manipulate data in their favor or only present data supporting their position. Filling out the web-based technology form is not a substitute for filling out a report to your local legislative representative, state director or to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) about a violation of an existing regulation.

Bottom line: If you have experienced a technology failure, please report it. Thank you for your assistance in this important matter.

Greg Hynes
National Legislative Director
SMART Transportation Division