States seek to overturn federal directive on freight train crew size

(Source: Freight Waves, August 14, 2019) 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The states of Illinois, Nevada and Washington are among the latest states that have decided to fight a federal order that prevents states from passing laws that would require freight trains to have a train crew size of at least two individuals. Nevada has filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit asking the court to review a May action by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that prevents states from passing laws mandating train crew size. 

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Thursday, August 15, 2019