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Track Inspections Improve with New Rules

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The Federal Railroad Administration has issued new rules to improve track inspections and enhance railway safety.

The agency has amended the Federal Track Safety Standards, as part of a review process that began in October of 2012. 

In the wake of the rail accident in Casselton, the new rules will require more rail inspections, remediation for flaws and raising qualifications for workers that check for faulty rail equipment.

Senators Heitkamp and Hoeven say they approve the new measures.

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