Schumer wants changes made to new railroad deal

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Senator Chuck Schumer thinks a new railroad
agreement does not go far enough.

Federal officials made a deal with the Association of
American Railroads to reduce train speed in populated areas. Schumer said the
deal is a good idea except it only includes Buffalo and New York City.

“But what about the Capital Region?” he asked. “So they
should lower them in all heavily populated areas, whether it be Buffalo, New
York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady.”

Schumer also wants railroads to phase out DOT 1-11 cars by
July 2014. He says the cars are dangerous.

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