Expected to meet deadline include UP, BNSF and KCS

February 3, 2016 - CBSLocal.com

WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S., including one in North Texas, have told the government they won’t meet a 2018 deadline to start using safety technology intended to prevent accidents like the deadly derailment of an Amtrak train in Philadelphia last May.

Canadian National Railway, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern say they won’t be ready until 2020, according to a list provided to The Associated Press by the Federal Railroad Administration. Four commuter railroads — the Fort Worth-based Trinity Railway Express, Metra in Illinois and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority — also say they’ll miss the deadline.

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