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Locomotive Idling, Air Quality, and Blocked Crossings [Updated March 4, 2022]   [open pdf - 522KB]

From the Document: "When a train is not moving but its engines are running, it can present risks and disruptions for the surrounding community. Locomotives emit fuel exhaust that degrades air quality and generates noise and vibrations. If the idling train is stopped at a highway-rail grade crossing, local road transportation could be significantly impacted, especially if the nearest open railroad crossing is not close by. This could create serious conditions if first responders are unable to reach emergencies on the other side of the tracks."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF10978
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Date:
2022-03-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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