Railways are tried and true over the years; probably more like the roads they need repair…
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The recent derailment of a BNSF Railway train near a small town in North Dakota has reignited the debate over railcar safety — a debate which has sparked contentious new rules governing oil tank cars.

But new regulations for oil tank cars don’t actually solve the problems of train derailments, according to a former federal regulator. The recent slew of derailments have largely been caused by problems with the tracks, not the fact that trains are carrying oil.