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Without Extension of the PTC Deadline, Agriculture will be Gridlocked

Washington, D.C. – The Fertilizer Institute (TFI) today lauded House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership including Reps. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Peter DeFazio (R-Ore.), Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) and Michael Capuano (D-Mass.), for introducing legislation to extend the deadline for implementation of Positive Train Control on our nation’s rail system.  The bill, H.R. 3651, the Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act, is a 3-year extension with potential for another 1-2 years if certain requirements are met.

Chris Jahn

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Christopher L. Jahn is president of The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the fertilizer industry’s national trade association.  As TFI president, Jahn works to represent, promote and protect a sound fertilizer industry through legislative and regulatory activities and to promote a favorable public image of the fertilizer industry and agriculture.  Jahn also serves as president of the Nutrients for Life Foundation (NFL).

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The Railroad Safety Improvement Act of 2008 mandated that the Federal Railroad Administration initiate rulemaking to require railroads to install Positive Train Control (PTC) systems for certain lines carrying passengers or freight by Dec. 31, 2015. While significant progress has been made, the Association of American Railroads, the Government Accountability Office, and the Federal Railroad Administration have made it clear that the vast majority of rail carriers will not meet this deadline.

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