SMART TD & TTD, AFL-CIO joint Op-Ed on FRA Ruling
The Hill published an op-ed article co-written by John Previsich, President of SMART TD, and Ed Wytkind, President of TTD, AFL-CIO, that underscores the importance of the FRA’s recent ruling, and the vital need for a minimum of two crew members on all freight and passenger trains. The article also shows that a majority of Americans, regardless of their political leanings, recognize that in terms of operating a locomotive, two crew members are safer than one – and they are in favor of federal legislation that prohibits one-person crew operations on either freight or passenger trains. In a recent survey, nearly 91 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans said they were in strong support of two-person crew mandates. Read the complete editorial here.