SLB calls Ohioans to action on two-person crew bill
SMART TD Ohio State Legislative Director Stu Gardner is calling members to action in response to the introduction of Senate Bill 229 (SB 229), the two-person crew bill introduced in the Ohio senate Oct. 14. The bill has been referred by the senate to the Public Utilities Committee.
“The call to action is this: I am requesting that every member in Ohio contact the Senators of the Public Utilities Committee and urge them to support SB 229,” Gardner said. “Email and call your state senator and tell them you want them to support SB 229 for the safety of our members and the general public that reside near the railroad tracks.
“Your message should be short and concise and to the point. We want them to understand that this is an important safety issue to you, your family and the public.
“I want you to understand that this is the first step. We want SB 229 to pass through this committee with a majority of votes. If SB 229 doesn’t get the majority of the votes in committee, it will die then and there.”
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- SB 229
- Problems with single employee train crew operation
- Train crew job descriptions
- Two-person crew September 2015 survey results
Below are the members of the Public Utilities Committee and their contact information.