LETTER: Surface Transportation Board and Positive Train Control


Western Governors sent a letter on Oct. 15, 2015, to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure leadership to reiterate support for reauthorization and reform of the Surface Transportation Board. The Governors also expressed concern about the looming deadline for implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) and urged Congress to pass an extension of the PTC implementation deadline that includes clear performance metrics for the railroads. The letter noted: "Jobs, the economy and the quality of life depend on high quality transportation infrastructure to safely move goods and people. Transportation infrastructure in the West is strained by increased movement of goods and people as well as by underinvestment in new and existing infrastructure needed to keep pace with growth and change." Read, download the Letter


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