Big State Oil Train Report Calls for Positive Train Control, 26 Other Safety Measures

Norfolk Southern and CSX crude by rail routes through Pennsylvania (denoted by darker lines).

A new report is offering 27 recommendations on how the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the companies that use trains to transport volatile crude oil across the state can both make those shipments safer.

The issue has been of increasing concern here the last two years thanks to several derailments locally — including one on the tracks above the Schuylkill River — as well as several deadly...

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