"The Agency is pursuing a model of airline appeasement," said Jeremy R. Ferguson, President of SMART-TD, and Dennis R. Pierce, President of the BLET. "Essential safety tasks are again being postponed with the blessing of regulatory authorities, while the Agency could not bother to issue an emergency order to hold institutions to account at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on minimum health and safety standards applicable to staff during the COVID-19 pandemic." The operation of freight trains on board a person is dangerous and must be prohibited. That`s the message we conveyed yesterday in comments filed with federal rail safety authorities," Previsich and Pierce said. SA - 21 Interpretation - Accommodation - July 21, 2010 (PDF). . To read the joint fray work statement, please click here...