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Murray: Taxpayers Shouldn't Have To Pay For Rail Accidents

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State officials are blasting a new congressional report that says taxpayers have to foot the bill for accidents on railways that are owned and operated by the rail firm CSX.

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray says CSX shouldn't be allowed to claim indemnity for accidents.

"You cant say on one hand we want public-private partnership when it comes to tax dollars invested into rail infrastructure," Murray explains, "And at the same time say [that] when there's issues of gross negligence or willful misconduct on behalf of our employees or our equipment, tax payers are on the hook."

The MBTA is suing CSX for damages over a freight train crash in Canton last year that injured 100 commuter rail passengers.

This program aired on March 27, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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