Tag: Train Crews

Impact & Regulations

FRA issues ruling on size of train crews

April 4, 2024

Via: Transportation Today

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) recently issued a final rule that establishes minimum safety requirements, stipulating a second crewmember on all trains. The final rule codifies train crew staffing rules at a federal level, and closes a loophole that allowed […]

Impact & Regulations

Kansas governor signs bill mandating minimum 2-person train crews

October 12, 2023

Via: FreightWaves

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has signed a bill requiring freight trains operating within the state to have at least two train crew members in the lead locomotive cab. “Kansans’ safety and security must always come first, and that includes the […]

Impact & Regulations, Travel & Public Transit

New Rule to Thwart Railroad Efforts to Cut Train Crews

July 27, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

OMAHA, Neb. — Railroads will be required to maintain two-person crews under a new rule announced July 27 that will thwart industry efforts to cut crews down to one person. The Federal Railroad Administration said in a rule published in […]