Everyone should be aware of safety issue

Aug. 9, 2014 at noon

Editor, the Advocate:

I would like to make all Victorians aware of a potential public safety issue.

Our nation's railroads are pushing to cut freight train crews to one person. The railroads want to play Russian roulette with the safety of the American public. Look back to July 6, 2013, in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada, a freight train with a one-person "crew" derailed, exploded and killed 47 innocent civilians.

Don't allow this to happen here in the United States. Contact Rep. Blake Farenthold at 361-894-6446 and tell him to support H.R. 3040, a bill that mandates two-man freight train crews.

Reasons to support H.R. 3040:

  1. Public safety.

  2. Cost to taxpayers is $0.

  3. It will preserve jobs in South Texas.

Joseph Walker, Victoria



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