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Bill aims to stop stalled trains at intersections

Posted: 6:17 AM, Feb 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-07 07:17:03-05

At one point, we've all experienced a train blocking intersections.

Now State House Speaker Rep. Charles McCall (R-Atoka) has written a bill that if passed, would fine railroad companies up to ten thousand dollars for stalled trains.

McCall says it's not only a nuisance but also potentially life threatening.

"We had a specific incident where the child could not get to the hospital because of the railroad crossing being blocked for a long period of time," Rep. McCall said.

Officials from railroad companies BNSF and Union Pacific have not commented on the proposal just yet.

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