Railroads Warn Mandatory Two-Man Crews Kills Innovation

The Daily Caller discusses a railroad regulation requiring two-man crews with Marc Scribner. 

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) believes the proposed rule is merely a veiled attempt to keep railway unions from losing members to technology. The technological shift is a huge problem for railway unions that may lose members to computers. Unions have even supported the Safe Freight Act which had a similar aim to the proposed rule, but it stalled in Congress.

“The proposed two-person crew rule is a naked attempt by the FRA to codify union featherbedding practices,” CEI Transportation Expert Marc Scribner said. “Not only does the FRA’s arbitrary and capricious rule threaten innovation in the railroad industry, in the long-run it could perversely harm safety as error.”

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