Without a deadline extension for Positive Train Control, a federally mandated railway safety system requiring GPS technology on train cars, shipments of material via railroad could see delays starting in November. Rail companies are seeking a delay in the deadline but Congress has yet to act. Andrew Walmsley, director of congressional relations at AFBF, explained in Tuesday’s Newsline September 27, 2015, why Congress needs to act before the end of October.
“Some major railroads in the country are not going to be able to meet that deadline,” Walmsley said, due to a multitude of factors. “We could see a major shutdown of many of the rail lines across this country,” he added.
Positive Train Control Could Disrupt Rail Service by Thanksgiving
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