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Law Derailed: Train Industry Seeks Another Extension for Safety Measures First Suggested in 1970

Law Derailed: Train Industry Seeks Another Extension for Safety Measures First Suggested in 1970
Despite a rash of deadly train crashes, the railroad industry's allies in Congress are trying to push back the deadline for installing technology to prevent the most catastrophic types of collisions until at least 2020, half a century after accident investigators first called for such safety measures. It's a prime example of the way lobbyists can work in Washington, even after a law is passed.
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Joan Lowy
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