About the bill
The Safe Freight Act would mandate that all freight trains be operated by two certified individuals.
Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME 2) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree [D-ME1] introduced the bill after Canada enacted similar emergency safety enhancements after a train, which originated from North Dakota, derailed in in a town in the province of Quebec, resulting in 42 deaths and the destruction of 30 buildings.
The bill requires that all trains and light engines that are used to move freight must be operated by a crew of at least two individuals ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Maine's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2013
Length: 2 pages
Aug 2, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015
Died in a previous Congress
This bill was introduced on August 2, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Aug 2, 2013
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H.R. 3040 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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