Last month, as a result of an investigation by KOMO news out of Seattle, Senator Maria Cantwell, D-Wa, asked the head of TSA what was going on with locomotives left unlocked and in some cases having the “reverser” sitting on the locomotive counsel on rail sidings. Mr. Pistole, TSA, said his organization and the FRA would look into it.
Our Comment: Well, I hope the Senator follows through. To be honest we have seen this before when an issue regarding rail security is brought up, some action is taken, then goes back to the same way things on the railroad has always been done. Our bet is we will be looking at the same type of situation two years from now. We hope not, but that seems to be what we’ve seen. Good on you Senator for taking action on this.