FRA to propose requiring two-member crews on trains carrying crude

04/21/2014
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) plans to propose requiring trains transporting crude oil to have at least two crew members, the US Department of Transportation agency announced. It said it also intends to propose a train securement rule and recommend a rulemaking on hazardous materials movement. The Apr. 9 announcement followed deliberations of three working groups created at DOT's request following the July 6 derailment of an unmanned train carrying crude and subsequent explosion and fires that killed 47 people and extensively destroyed property at Lac Megantic, Que. (OGJ Online, July 8, 2013). Two of the working groups produced recommendations that were adopted by the full Rai...
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