SALT LAKE CITY – Legislation to give the Utah Department of Transportation oversight of companies entrusted with transporting railroad crews between jobs barely advanced to a third Senate reading with a 15-12 vote.

At issue in SB127 is a loophole in the law that does not require the state to regulate safety inspections and driver capabilities for vans and sport utility vehicles that shuttle 15 passengers or less, said Sen. Karen Mayne, D-West Valley City, who is sponsoring the bill.

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