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RAIL SAFETY

Illinois is taking an aggressive approach to ensure railroad safety and with the railroad industry training local police and fire departments how to take care of train derailments, hazardous material spills and more. In a news conference at the Capitol Tuesday, state Rep. John Bradley, a Democrat from Marion, outlined rail safety efforts less than… read more

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TANK CAR RULES

U.S. and Canadian transportation regulators will issue tough new rules for railroads hauling crude oil and ethanol that require trains be equipped with faster-acting electronic brake systems. Tank cars will also need to be sturdier than current models, according to The Wall Street Journal report.

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SAFETY COSTS

New tanker car safety rules issued by the government are expected to cost US customers $60 billion, and the ethanol industry $5.3 billion specifically; 2019 is expected to be the peak year.

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