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  • Lawmakers Want a New Rule to Increase Freight Train Safety
    Updated On: Feb 16, 2018

    Lawmakers are mounting an effort requiring freight trains to be operated by more than one person, even though railroads have historically bucked past efforts to mandate crew size.

    Although most freight trains are operated by two people, one-person crews are not prohibited.

    Late last month, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., introduced legislation called the Safe Freight Act, which requires that at least two people are at the controls for freight trains. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, also introduced the Safe Freight Act to the House in 2017.

    Read entire article at: The Washington Examiner

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