From Association of American Railroads:

If you only read three bullets today…

Have them be these key takeaways from R Street Institute’s new “Regulating Rail Technology” report:

  1. Allowing railroad regulation on matters of automation to progress alongside regulation of car and truck automation is vital to improving American infrastructure over time.
  2. Computer-based track inspection will improve train safety by allowing rails to be inspected more regularly without shutting down segments of track.
  3. The vitality of American commerce could be better protected if legislators affirm that federal regulators, not states, have sole authority to set minimum railroad staffing levels.

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