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Published on Friday, January 12, 2018

Bill requires railroads to give notice to communities when planning actions

HB 2548, Rep. Dick Muri (R-Steilacoom), would require railroads to notify a community of a “planned action” when that action will have a “significant impact” on a community. The bill stipulates that the notice must:

  • Come at least ten days prior to the planned action;
  • Be in writing;
  • Be a clear explanation of the action; and
  • Give an estimate of the action’s timeline.

AWC supports this legislation. We believe it will help cities anticipate and plan for activities that impact our communities. The bill is scheduled for public hearing in the House Transportation Committee on Thursday, January 18 at 3:30 pm.

Categories: Transportation