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Federal Legislation introduced to require two crew members on all freight trains

The safe freight act (H.R. 1748) introduced by congressman Don Young (R-Alaska) would require two crew members- one certified conductor and one certified engineer on all freight trains.

To protect your future (this applies to the railroad retirees too, this will impact the future of of our railroad retirement fund). Take a couple of minutes to send a pre-drafted message to your member of Congress asking them to cosponsor H.R. 1748. This also effect the public or anyone living close to train tracks.

  1. Protect the TWO MAN CREW BILL HR 1748. It’s about public safety and jobs.

  2. Go to SMART-UNION.org/td

Click on the Red button support two person crews on the right side of division home page.

  1. Enter contact info ( this is needed to direct the email to your member of congress.

  2. Click Send. The pre-drafted message will be sent directly to your member of congress.

  3. This effects railroad retirement, retired railroaders currency railroaders there’s even a spot for the general public to make there voice be heard. Please take action there is 175,000 conductors and 59,000 engineers that need this support not to mention public safety at risk.

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https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1748

Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] (Introduced 03/13/2019)

Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure

Latest Action: House - 03/14/2019 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. (All Actions)

https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1748/text

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1748

http://dearcolleague.us/2019/05/cosponsor-h-r-1748-the-safe-freight-act-7/

https://cd2action.com/h-r-1748-safe-freight-act-of-2019/

Summary: To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other purposes. Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/12/19.

STATUS: Introduced 3/13/19 by Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large].

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) and the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-Transportation Division (SMART TD) have announced their support of a bill that calls for two-person rail crews. (Source: Progressive Railroading)

https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/BILLS-116hr1748ih

H.R. 1748 (IH) - Safe Freight Act of 2019

Bills and Statutes

Collection

Congressional Bills

SuDoc Class Number

Y 1.6:

Y 1.4/6:

Congress Number

116th Congress

Congress Session

1st Session

Last Action Date Listed

March 13, 2019

Action

Mr. Young introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Bill Number

H.R. 1748

Bill Version

Introduced in House (IH)

Short Title

Safe Freight Act of 2019

Full Title

To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for the minimum size of crews of freight trains, and for other purposes.

Sponsors

Don Young (AK)

Committees

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (Standing)

United States Code Reference

49 U.S.C. Chapter 201

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