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Lawmakers mull fines for railroads that delay road traffic


February 15, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers are considering whether to grant law enforcement the authority to issue citations to rail companies whose trains block roads for longer than 10 minutes without good reason.

The amended legislative measure would waive the 10-minute restriction if the train stops because of an accident, derailment, critical mechanical failure, washout of a track or bridge, or any other emergency, The Oklahoman reported.

The measure would permit law enforcement to assess fines of up to $10,000.

The House of Representatives' Transportation Committee approved the amendme...

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