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Schumer wants changes made to new railroad deal


ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Senator Chuck Schumer thinks a new railroad agreement does not go far enough.

Federal officials made a deal with the Association of American Railroads to reduce train speed in populated areas. Schumer said the deal is a good idea except it only includes Buffalo and New York City.

"But what about the Capital Region?" he asked. "So they should lower them in all heavily populated areas, whether it be Buffalo, New York City, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Schenectady."

Schumer also wants railroads to phase out DOT 1-11 cars by July 2014. He says the cars are dangerous.

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