Gov. Laura Kelly wants to regulate railroads by requiring 2-person crew rule for Kansas

Posted on AllSides May 4th, 2023
From The Center

Kansas railroad regulations could soon see a new requirement that train crews operate with at least two people, although it is unclear how big of an impact such a rule would have because that is already the case at most railroads. Gov. Laura Kelly is directing the Kansas Department of Transportation to propose the rule as part of an effort to improve railroad safety, the governor's office announced Thursday. "Railroads across the country have faced issues ranging from crew member fatigue to derailments, all of which pose a threat to...

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