|  Clifton Linton

USDOT Announces Intent to Repeal Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brake Mandate

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday decided to not require electronically controlled pneumatic brakes on trains carrying cargoes such as petroleum.

The DOT made the decision after receiving Congressionally mandated input from the National Academy of Sciences’ Transportation Research Board, U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) and studies by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Their cost benefit ...

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