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Oregon Senator Merkley criticizes rollback of ECP brake regulation

(Source: Puget Sound Public Radio (KUOW), December 6, 2017)

SEATTLE, Wash. — Obama-era regulations required railroad companies to install electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes by 2021. Those new systems were supposed to help prevent fiery crashes, like last year’s derailment in Mosier, Oregon. ECP brakes are supposed to brake faster because they signal instantaneously throughout the train. But the Trump administration is rolling back that requirement, drawing the criticism of Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Full story: www.kuow.org

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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