Upping The Ante On Rail Firms

Speaker McCall Files Bill To Prevent Trains From Blocking Critical Rail Crossings

OKLAHOMA CITY – House Speaker Charles McCall has filed a bill that would fine rail companies for blocking railroad intersections with stopped trains.

House Bill 2472 would authorize municipalities, county sheriffs and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol to issue a citation to any person or corporation that blocks a railroad intersection for longer than ten minutes. The bill allows authorities to issue a citation up to $10,000 per incident.

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