Fewer visual track inspections by BNSF means rail safety “Russian roulette,” union says

(Source: www.inforum.com, January 12, 2020)

FARGO, N.D. — A union claims that a test of automated track inspection techniques on BNSF Railway ultimately will mean fewer visual checks of lines in North Dakota and Minnesota, setting up "a game of Russian roulette with the general public’s safety.” The automated testing initiative involves a suspension of inspection rules by the Federal Railroad Administration and will allow BNSF to make fewer human track inspections.

Full story: www.inforum.com

Monday, January 13, 2020
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