2.10.15

WHEN THE TRAINS STOP.

The trunk line railroads, still working to install positive train control, have threatened to embargo hazardous cargoes in case Congress does not extend the deadline for installation of the hardware beyond the end of the year.

This is not just something for the usual talking heads to pontificate about on the Sunday shows.  The embargo means troubles at the water works.  "Completely avoidable," notes Representative John Thune.  Thus, increasingly likely.

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