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Introduced in Senate (01/30/2018)


115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2360


To provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 30, 2018

Ms. Heitkamp (for herself, Ms. Baldwin, Mr. Brown, Mr. King, and Mr. Markey) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Safe Freight Act”.

SEC. 2. Freight train crew size.

(a) In general.—Subchapter II of chapter 201 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 20169. Freight train crew size

“Beginning on the date that is 30 days after the date of enactment of this section, no freight train or light engine used in connection with the movement of freight may be operated unless the train has a crew consisting of not less than 2 individuals, of whom—

“(1) one is certified as a locomotive operator in accordance with regulations prescribed pursuant to section 20135; and

“(2) one is certified as a train conductor in accordance with regulations prescribed pursuant to section 20163.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for chapter 201 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:


“20169. Freight train crew size.”.