members joined State Representative Chuck Moseley, D-Portage, in approving
legislation to make it easier for veterans to join the conductor trainee
programs throughout the state.
urges the United States Congress to enact legislation that requires the
national Department of Veterans Affairs to certify all licensure conductor
trainee programs for GI Bill benefits as prescribed by the Post 9/11
Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2010. This resolution is crucial
because Indiana’s railroads are among the top employers who hire veterans
across that state.
It also requires
all railroad conductor programs to be considered on-the-job training,
allowing veterans to take advantage of those essential jobs.
“I believe allowing
veterans the right to have on-the-job training to be a conductor and receive
their GI Bill benefits is the least we can do to help and honor the men and
women who served our country,” said Moseley. “The conductors are not the
employees who are driving the train, but the ones who are taking your
tickets and making sure everything runs smoothly.”