- United Transportation Union - http://utu.org -

Antennae on tribal lands further delays PTC

Posted By rob On October 23, 2013 @ 8:52 am In News,Recent Updates | Comments Disabled

Two years probably wasn’t going to be enough time for railroads to install crash-avoidance technology on 23,000 locomotives and 60,000 miles of tracks, in the biggest rail-safety project in U.S. history.

Then they encountered the Choctaw Nation, Muscogee and Navajo.

In May, the railroads and their regulators learned 565 American Indian tribes had the right to review, one by one, whether 22,000 antennae required for the system to work might be built on sacred ground. That’s as many wireless tower applications as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission approves in two years.

Read the complete story at Bloomberg Businessweek.


Article printed from United Transportation Union: http://utu.org

URL to article: http://utu.org/2013/10/23/antennae-on-tribal-lands-further-delays-ptc/

Copyright © 2011 United Transportation Union. All rights reserved.