BNSF Pressures Congress to Extend 2015 Rail Safety Deadline

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  • Largest U.S. railroad says most freight would be halted
  • Deadline to install controls to stop a train is end of 2015

BNSF Railway Co., the railroad owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is ratcheting up pressure on Congress to postpone a deadline for installing a safety system by the end of the year, saying it would probably have to halt freight and passenger traffic if the requirement isn’t delayed.

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