Rail industry at risk of halting service amid struggle to meet year-end safety … – Fox News


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Rail industry at risk of halting service amid struggle to meet year-end safety ...
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At issue is a safety law deadline the industry has struggled to meet. The Rail Safety Improvement Act, passed in 2008, set a Dec. 31, 2015, deadline for most commuter and freight trains to be overhauled with Positive Train Control -- a new GPS ...

UPDATE 2-US House introduces legislation to extend rail safety deadline to 2018 – Reuters


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UPDATE 2-US House introduces legislation to extend rail safety deadline to 2018
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"We look forward to working with both the House and Senate bipartisan leadership to quickly get the PTC extension across the finish line," said Edward Hamberger, president and chief executive of the Association of American Railroads, an industry ...
H.R. 3651: PTC relief?RailwayAge Magazine (blog)
Railroads may get more time to install new remote braking systemsTribune-Review
House T&I Committee introduces legislation for three-year PTC deadline extensionRailway Track & Structures
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Klobuchar presses rail agency to do more on accidents – Brainerd Daily Dispatch


Klobuchar presses rail agency to do more on accidents
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... Federal Railroad Administration's Railroad Safety Advisory Committee provides a forum for stakeholders to advise and make recommendations on critical rail safety issues by drawing on the knowledge and experience of stakeholders in the railroad ...

Nation’s Rail Service Is Threatened as Deadline for Safety System Looms – New York Times


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Nation's Rail Service Is Threatened as Deadline for Safety System Looms
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Even after spending nearly $6 billion, the rail industry says it will not be able to meet its year-end government-imposed deadline to install a system known as positive train control, which is intended to prevent collisions or derailments ...

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Mansfield’s role in the multi-billion dollar railroad industry – Richland Source


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Mansfield's role in the multi-billion dollar railroad industry
Richland Source
“Just to give you an idea, the (railway) industry is looking to fill 15,000 jobs in 2015 alone,” said Bret Lloyd, marketing director at Ashland Railway. In 1980, he explained, the Staggers Rail Act was passed to deregulate the American railroad industry.