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Train crew size legislation should be a safety measure, not a partisan issue

(Source: Freight Waves opinion column by Matt Parker and Jason Doering, June 19, 2021. Parker is a professional locomotive engineer and serves as chairman of the Nevada State Legislative Board for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. Doering is a professional locomotive engineer and serves as Nevada state legislative director for the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers – Transportation Division.)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — By opposing two-person crew legislation, certain legislators are putting rail carriers’ economic interests ahead of operational measures that have long protected the safety of the public and railroad workers while at the same time ignoring research that demonstrates that multi-person train crews enhance safety.

Full story: Freight Waves

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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