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There are no federal regulations on key rail sensors

Here is an interesting take on the Ohio train wreck. A hot box seems to have been the cause, and the question now is whether the sensors were being managed correctly, or if there were even enough of them, or enough people to read them and act on the results.

I’m sure we will find out what the real situation was after a while. But legislators are starting to formulate bills in congress that might mandate some standards that would be expensive for rail lines.

Views differ. We’ll see how it all plays out. But Rachel Premack lays it all out in clear words below.

Rachel Premack 3/9/2023

Freightwaves MODES newsletter 3/9/2023