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Deal would allow some BNSF trains one-person crew: Tentative agreement goes against possible federal regulations

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FARGO — BNSF Railway has struck a tentative agreement with a union that would allow one-person train crews on certain routes if a monitoring system is in use.

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The proposed agreement, which is at odds with the national union’s staunch support of two-person crews, also conflicts with a possible federal rule that would require two crew members aboard trains.

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Patrick Springer
Patrick Springer first joined the reporting staff of The Forum in 1985. He can be reached by calling 701-241-5522. Have a comment to share about a story? Letters to the editor should include author’s name, address and phone number. Generally, letters should be no longer than 250 words. All letters are subject to editing. Send to letters@forumcomm.com
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