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Feds propose minimum crew sizes on oil trains

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The Federal Railroad Administration is proposing a rule requiring two-person train crews on crude oil trains and minimum crew size standards for most freight and passenger trains, the agency announced Wednesday.

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Current FRA regulations do not require minimum crew sizes, but industry practice uses two-person crews for over-the-road operations, the FRA said in a news release.

The proposed rule came from working groups created after the Lac-Megantic train wreck in Quebec in 2013.

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