Crews Required: Biden Administration Mandates Two-Person Staffing on Largest Freight Railroads

East Palestine, Ohio – The Biden administration issued a mandate on Tuesday requiring the largest freight railroads to have a minimum of two crew members on board in an effort to enhance rail safety. This decision comes in response to the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train in East Palestine, Ohio, which spilled hazardous chemicals into the environment despite having three crew members on board. This incident has sparked renewed interest in rail safety legislation …

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