August 27, 2016

Amtrak crash quells railroads’ effort to reduce crews

The Amtrak crash that killed eight people this month raised questions of the safety of one-engineer trains, thwarting the idea of reducing freight crews for now, Union Pacific Corp. Chief Executive Officer Lance Fritz said. While cargo operators would save money with a single person in the cab instead of two people, that argument will be a […]

Lac-Megantic adds voices on crew size issue

WASHINGTON – The nation was on the brink of a crippling national strike by railroad workers in the summer of 1963 when Congress stepped in to settle a years-long battle over how many men it took to safely operate a train. The bill, signed by President John F. Kennedy in August 1963, set a historic […]