Legislative panel recommends against train crew rule; similar reg challenged in Ohio


A joint legislative committee on Monday urged the state Transportation Department to withdraw a proposed rule requiring railroads operating in Kansas to have at least two crew members in the cab of the lead locomotive.

The rule, intended to promote rail safety in Kansas, ran into opposition from Republican lawmakers who argued that Gov. Laura Kelly's administration was going around the Legislature to make policy into law.

The proposal was intended to keep the current practice of two crew members on a train with theSSJ

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