Senate passes bill limiting train lengths over railroad objections


The Kansas Senate stood up to the powerful railroad industry Tuesday, passing a bill that would force railroads to run shorter trains in an effort to enhance rail safety.

The chamber voted 27-13 to set aside objections from BNSF Railway to pass a bill from operating any train that exceeds 8,500 feet in length.

The bill also requires rolling stock stored on sidings to be at least . . .


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