Kansas eyes regulations governing train crew size

A photograph of a Union Pacific train on a train track.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is proposing to require trains to have at least two crew members in the control compartment of the train’s lead locomotive unit.

The proposed regulation, which would apply to trains operating within state borders, would promote railroad and community safety because two-person crews help to prevent potential accidents or derailments, said a Wednesday press release from the office of Democratic Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly.

“Kansas has faced issues ranging from...


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