Upping The Ante On Rail Firms
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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