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Industry Petitions STB on Carrier Safety Protocols

1:00 PM MDT | April 25, 2011 | —KARA SISSELL

Three industry trade groups and PPG Industries have asked the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) for injunctive relief from safety protocols being implemented by RailAmerica (Jacksonville, FL) and its subsidiary Alabama Gulf Coast Railway for shipments of toxic by inhalation (TIH) and poisonous by inhalation (PIH) chemicals. The RailAmerica TIH/PIH standard operating procedure includes a five-day inbound application process as well as special inspections, fewer cars, and a 10-mph limit for trains transporting TIH materials including chlorine. The...


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