U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson (R-OH) introduced legislation aimed at modernizing railroad employee training on Thursday.
The Rail Employee Training Modernization Act would allow potential freight rail employees to complete some training requirements virtually.
“This is yet another example of the ways government bureaucracy is making the ongoing supply chain problems worse, not better,” Balderson said. “Modernizing these requirements should be a no-brainer. We must take every possible step to streamline regulatory barriers that are worsening labor shortages in the freight rail industry, without compromising safety, standards, or effectiveness.”