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Safer US rail system still a long way off as deadline extended

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WHAT PRICE SAFETY?: The new delay is the latest pull in a tug of war between the railroad industry and US regulators over the safety system.

Washington

WHEN the US Congress in October gave railroads extra time to install a badly needed speed-control system, officials at the Federal Railroad Administration vowed to move aggressively to make sure the safety technology would be in place by the end of 2018, the new deadline.

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