City of Boston bans remotes
The City of Boston has become the sixth U.S. city to take action against
remote control locomotive operations. In a resolution by Councilor at-Large
Stephen J. Murphy, the city demanded that railroads cease operations of
remote control locomotives until safety considerations are met.
Cleveland passes 'emergency measure'
The City Council of Cleveland, Ohio, adopted an "emergency measure"
on February 10 that encourages members of the Ohio State Legislature to
pass legislation addressing security and safety concerns surrounding the
use of remote control locomotives.
Ohio county bans remote control
The Cuyahoga County Local Emergency Planning Committee recently adopted
a resolution that calls for a moratorium on remote control trains and suggests
that remotes be banned from switching operations that involve hazardous
Trainman dead in CSX switching
Remote control was in use
A CSX trainman died on February 16 when he was struck by a moving boxcar
in a switching accident in the Manlius freight yard near Syracuse, N.Y.
The cars were being switched by remote control at the time of the fatality.