Federal officials said they believe most major U.S. freight railroads already use at least two-member crews on their trains. However, some short-line railroads use only one-man crews, they said. Rather than rush to create new regulations, officials said they want to look into whether a two-member crew requirement makes sense for trains that move only a few cars a short distance at slow speeds.
Szabo said he wants to take a more "nuanced" look at the issue "rather than try to force a one-size fits all approach on all railroad operations."
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