Oklahoma House Speaker proposes fining railroad companies for stalled trains

News
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s something that has happened to most drivers, but a proposed bill would fine railroad companies if stalled trains block intersections.

A high-ranking state lawmaker wants to put a stop to stalled trains at intersections.

House Speaker Rep. Charles McCall, R-Atoka, has filed a bill that would fine railroad companies up to $10,000 if a train is stopped at an intersection for more than 10 minutes.

McCall says not only is it annoying, but it is also potentially life-threatening if first responders become stuck at a crossing.

“We had a specific incident where the child could not get to the hospital because of the railroad crossing being blocked for a long period of time,” Rep. McCall told KJRH.

Latest News

More News

National News

More National

Washington D.C.

More Washington DC

Your Local Election HQ

More Your Local Election HQ
graphic of the Red Cross

Latest News

More News

Popular

KFOR Podcasts

More Podcasts

Follow @KFOR on Twitter