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BNSF spokeswoman Roxanne Butler said the request for bids on new cars reflects the company’s “commitment to crude-by-rail growth and improving the overall safety of crude transportation.”
In addition to the older tank cars that are prone to fail, there are about 14,000 cars being used that were built according to a more stringent standard established by the industry in 2011. BNSF’s proposal would go further still.
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