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FRA Proposes New Tank Car Standards; AAR Delays its Own

8:21 AM MDT | April 8, 2008 | Esther D’Amico

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA; Washington) has introduced its long-awaited proposal to improve the “crashworthiness protection” of tank cars carrying poison by inhalation (PIH) materials, a revision to the hazardous materials regulations that it calls the “most sweeping and revolutionary” in decades. FRA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, both part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), developed the proposal, which was published in the Federal Register last week. Firms and the public have until...

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