Congress Pushed To Combat Railroad Worker Fatigue

Law360, New York (February 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A top government transportation official has urged Congress to give railroad authorities the power to regulate how many hours railroad workers can remain on the job, convinced that the current law has resulted in a slew of train accidents.

On Wednesday, Mark Rosenker, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, asked Congress to allow the Federal Railroad Administration to revamp service rules for railroad employees.

"The FRA needs authority to regulate crewmember work scheduling practices and work limits," Rosenker said. "The safety board continues to support...
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