Rail unions, railroads at odds over crew size mandate

(Source: Washington Examiner, April 5, 2019) 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, has revived an effort to mandate crew size on freight trains, an issue that divides railroads and rail unions. Rail unions have backed the controversial measure, known as the Safe Freight Act, which would require freight trains to be operated by more than one person. Most freight trains are already operated by two people, but one-person crews are legally allowed.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019