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  • ASLRRA to USDOT: Allow Greater Use of Tech, Skip Crew-Size Mandates

    January 4, 2022 by

    Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor View article in its entirety at Railway Age. The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) is among those who have submitted comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s draft strategic framework.  Comments on the framework—which will guide USDOT’s work, including implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, over the next five years—were due… Read more

  • IL Two Person Crew Bill (SB 24) Preempted

    December 31, 2021 by

    The unfortunate, recently issued Seventh Circuit ruling federally preempts the Illinois Two Person Crew law (SB 24), which was passed and signed into law in 2019.  The courts basis for its ruling was the Federal 3R Act, which created Conrail.  The 3R Act was designed to reorganize struggling railroads in the Northeast and Midwest, bringing… Read more

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