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States Balk at FRA Passenger Safety Plan Rule

Transportation officials in several states are resisting a Federal Railroad Administration rule that requires passenger carriers to develop a System Safety Plan.

The states are not opposed to safety plans per se, but object to who is responsible for the plans, particularly in cases in which a state owns the rails over which a carrier such as Amtrak operates. 355 more words


Oregon legislators derail effort to hide oil train safety plans

The Portland Democrat who sponsored the bill said she “understood incorrectly” what its secrecy provisions would do.

Oregon lawmakers withdrew a bill on Friday that would allow railroads to keep plans for oil train disasters a secret. 66 more words

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