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blog:bpaddock:2016_us_rail_shutdown [2015/12/15 02:27] (current)
bpaddock 2016 US Rail Shut-down
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 +====== 2016 US Rail Shut-down? ======
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 +{{:​blog:​coalagenov2015railshutdown.png?​200|}}This is a short excerpt of a longer article appearing in the November
 +2015 issue of Coal Age Magazine, on possible shutdown of the US Rail
 +System at the start of 2016.
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 +TIH: Toxic Inhalation Hazards. ​ [[http://​www.hks.harvard.edu/​m-rcbg/​rpp/​Working%20papers/​Rail%20Transportation%20of%20TIH.pdf|TIH release in a densely populated area could have catastrophic consequences]].
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 +As of December 14th 2015, [[https://​www.congress.gov/​bill/​114th-congress/​house-bill/​3651|H.R.3651]] to extend the deadline is stuck in committee:
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 +Latest Title: Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015
 +Sponsor: Rep Shuster, Bill [PA-9] (introduced 9/30/2015)
 +Latest Major Action: 10/1/2015 Referred to House subcommittee. Status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.
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 +~~DISCUSSION~~