While we await the Administrative Review Board’s official burial notice for the railroads’ bogus “election of remedies” argument, here is another nail in the coffin of that dead Federal Rail Safety Act defense: Thompson v. Norfolk Southern Railway Corp., where yet another Administrative Law Judge explains why “the FRSA does not prevent an individual who has appealed discipline pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement from pursuing a complaint under the FRSA.” If anybody at the ARB is listening, hasn’t this wake gone on long enough? Time to lay this issue to rest once and for all.