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Mon Feb 26, 2018, 12:32 PM

Report: D.O.T. stalling transportation regulations under Trump

Source: Axios

The Department of Transportation under President Trump has decided to indefinitely delay or withdraw at least 12 regulations designed to increase safety, per an AP report. The moves come as the Trump administration decided to make a significant push toward deregulation — with Trump often touting those cuts as one of the primary examples of his first year in office.

Why it matters: The stalled regulations are often to the benefit of transportation industries — as they don't have to enact costly safety additions — and the AP's report highlights political appointees in Trump's DOT with strong industry backgrounds.

The Trump administration's take: "DOT says having industry insiders in leadership positions provides deep practical experience in how the transportation industry works."

Read more: https://www.axios.com/trump-administration-transportation-regulations-safety-0663195c-6eab-4d56-89a6-90194aa41217.html?source=sidebar



“These rules have been written in blood. But we’re in a new era now of little-to-no new regulations no matter how beneficial they might be.”
— John Risch, national legislative director for the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-



November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

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turbinetree Feb 2018 OP
elleng Feb 2018 #1
riversedge Feb 2018 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #3
KY_EnviroGuy Feb 2018 #4
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2018 #5

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 12:35 PM

1. Nothing new here; 'safety's been on the 'postpone' list for a long time.

Some of the stalled rules illustrated by the AP:

An electronically-enforced speed limit for trucks on interstates, proposed after a 2015 Tennessee incident in which a speeding tractor-trailer left six dead.
Sleep apnea screening for transportation operators, proposed after a spate of train crashes that saw engineers fall asleep on the job.
Advanced brakes for trains that carry flammable crude oil, which are already required for trains carrying radioactive waste.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 01:23 PM

2. These rules have been written in blood. But were in a new era now of little-to-no new regulations

I think we are all f***



“These rules have been written in blood. But we’re in a new era now of little-to-no new regulations no matter how beneficial they might be.”
— John Risch, national legislative director for the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers-

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 01:26 PM

3. pork for the oligarchs

TrumPutin and the Republicans admire Russia. The pattern throughout this regime has been to court, groom, and pay off would-be oligarchs of America -- they want their own gang like Putin has.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 26, 2018, 01:51 PM

4. Good points, but we already have those gangs.

For example, one that comes to mind is ALEC.

We put lipstick on our pigs while the Russians don't so much.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Feb 27, 2018, 12:11 AM

5. The term "going to hell in a handbasket" keeps coming to mind

What's next??

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