On July 28, 2022, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to announce its intent to make a formal federal regulation mandating the minimum crew size on most trains in America to be no less than a crew of two in the cab of a locomotive.
As part of the rulemaking process, FRA must open a comment period to ensure that its actions are in-line with public preference, concern, and safety. The comment period has been extended for 60 days and will expire on Dec. 21, 2022. Click here to watch a brief how-to video for submitting comments.
It is vital to the safety of our industry that your stories be told, and your fears be aired. Therefore, we are asking all of you to please take the time to comment, and to share this action with your friends, family and loved ones – encouraging them to do the same.