House introduces legislation to extend rail safety deadline

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 30, 2015 10:31 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives announced bipartisan legislation on Wednesday to extend the Dec. 31 deadline for railroads to implement advanced safety technology for three years to the end of 2018.

The legislation, announced by lawmakers on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, also allows the U.S. Transportation Department to extend the deadline for an additional two years on a case-by-case basis, according to a committee statement.

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