Remote trains carrying hazmat fall outside Congress’ push for rail regulation

Congress said it intends to push for legislation mandating a specific crew size on trains following several dangerous incidents. But the legislation leaves out a type of train that regularly carries hazardous chemicals in major metropolitan areas with no licensed engineers onboard. Union Pacific, among other rail companies, operates remote-controlled locomotives[Read More…]

Secret Pence ruling breaks new ground

A federal judge’s secret order on Tuesday requiring Mike Pence to testify about aspects of Donald Trump’s bid to subvert the 2020 election was also an unprecedented ruling about the vice presidency itself. It is the first time in U.S. history that a federal judge has concluded that vice presidents are entitled[Read More…]