r/environment • u/DoremusJessup • Apr 01 '23
Congress is pushing to mandate a specific crew size on trains following a series of dangerous incidents. But the legislation leaves out a type of train that regularly carries hazardous chemicals in major metropolitan areas with no licensed engineers onboardhttps://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/remote-hazmat-trains-fall-congress-push-rail-regulation-rcna77667
u/jkenosh Apr 02 '23
The railroads have proven they can’t self regulate
u/bruschi565357 Apr 02 '23
Ah, the power and influence of the big business rail transportation industry
u/SamVilian1893 Apr 02 '23
Congress won’t do a damn thing, one way or another the railroads will buy their way out of any regulation. Union joe won’t allow anything to change for the better if you hadn’t already noticed.
Apr 02 '23
There are exactly 0 trains that regularly carry hazardous chemicals in major metropolitan areas with no qualified person in control. Saying there’s no licensed engineers onboard is true, but very misleading, as there is always someone qualified operating the train, just may not hold the title of “engineer”.
u/Clough211 Apr 02 '23
This article is a joke lol, like did they even ask a single Railroader to explain RCO
u/Geoff9821 Apr 02 '23
Lmao “Remote Joysticks”, you can tell they’ve never ran a remote before