Democratic candidates unveil proposal to improve rail safety
Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Tuesday, two Democratic candidates for North Dakota's Public Service Commission unveiled their proposal to improve rail safety and efficiency.
Tyler Axness and Todd Reisenauer outlined the four point plan and criticized the state for being slow to take action.
Part of their plan would require railroads to track and submit the volume of commodities shipped.
The candidates also hope to mend tensions between the agriculture and energy industries. They say delayed grain and oil shipments resulted from mismanagement of increased rail traffic.
Tyler Axness/ (D) Public Service Commission Candidate: "Our proposal works to correct the unnecessary tensions created by this administration's lack of planning on our rail transportation."
Both the Democratic and Republican candidates are urging the state to add more rail inspectors.