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(Source: CNBC, April 2, 2024)

One year after the East Palestine, Ohio train derailment created an environmental disaster, the Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled new regulations intended to shore up freight rail safety. A new rule finalized by the Federal Railroad Administration will require freight trains in the United States to operate with at least two crewmembers in most circumstances. “Congress has yet to act, even a year after the East Palestine derailment in Ohio,” said Vince Verna, the vice president and national legislative representative at the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. “Legislating is your job. Please do your job, or get out of the way and let somebody who’s willing to step up and do the job do it.”

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