31 Dec '17, 12am

Rail Industry Still Fighting Safety Fixes That Would Have Saved Hundreds of Lives

Rail Industry Still Fighting Safety Fixes That Would Have Saved Hundreds of Lives

The Intercept also notes that as early as 2009, during an investor call, a Wall Street analyst asked the CEO of rail company Norfolk Southern what “you guys can do in terms of lobbying” on the issue of PTC . When the CEO replied they were working to “educate members of Congress as to what the implications of this legislation are,” the analyst advised him to “further educate” them. That means that in 2009 the industry and its lobbyists were already working to avoid implementing PTC , even though they still had six years before the congressional deadline.

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