Schmidt, Kelly legal dispute and how state rule regulating train crews died


Two years ago, Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's administration proposed a rule that it believed would enhance rail safety in Kansas.

State transportation officials proposed requiring railroads operating in Kansas to have at least two crew members in the cab of the lead locomotive.

The proposal, halted by Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office because of legal concerns, was intended to keep the current practice of two crew members on a train with the advent of technology . . .


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