US Updates Antique Safety Standards to Allow Modern Train Technology

Interesting news from Streets Blog about the change in security standards that now allows foreign train technology to the US

Building trains to unusual U.S. safety standards for the small American passenger rail market made rolling stock purchases needlessly expensive. Opening the door to standardized European train specifications will significantly lower prices.

Rail operators are expected to save hundreds of millions of dollars a year as a result, enabling them to invest more in operating train service and upgrading rolling stock and infrastructure.

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