TTD Release – Bill to Extend Positive Train Control Implementation Misses Chance to Make Rail Transportation Safer

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) of which TCU is a member, issued a statement about the Senate markup of the Positive Train Control (PTC) extension bill:

“A five-year extension of the deadline by which Positive Train Control (PTC) technology must be implemented cannot be considered in a vacuum or in isolation. Rail employees, first responders, and communities have witnessed too many deadly freight and passenger rail accidents in recent years, including those involving the transport of crude oil and other hazardous materials. While the causes of these accidents vary, we know that passing long overdue safety reforms – not just simply delaying implementation of PTC – will make rail transportation safer.

Click here to read the full release from the TTD.

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