Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday renewed an effort to impose a rule intended to enhance rail safety in Kansas after a similar proposal from 2020 was blocked by former Republican Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Kelly announced Thursday that she was ordering the Transportation Department to develop a rule requiring railroads operating in Kansas to have at least two crew members in the cab of the lead locomotive.
"Railroads across the country have faced issues ranging from crew member fatigue to derailments, all of which pose a threat to Kansans’ safety and security,” Kelly said in a statement.
“Requiring a two . . .
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