Railroads don’t want to pay for safety program
Statewide railroads say they aren’t opposed to a safety program that could provide more workers to inspect Louisiana rail tracks and crossings… So long as they don’t have to pay a dime for it. It is a tragedy that rail companies continue in their resistance to safety in an effort to hold on to their dollars. However, it is a consistent trend. Railroads have created an implicit policy: if it costs us money, it’s not our responsibility. Claiming that safety improvements are desirable and then refusing to lift a finger demonstrates hypocrisy. Let’s hope that safety efforts continue anyway.