WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - A railway safety discussion in Winona today included local and federal leaders.
United States Congressman Tim Walz, representing southern Minnesota, and rail safety advocates talked about advancements in safety programs. Walz and others toured Miller Ingenuity and watched a product demonstration of the company's railway worker protection safety system.
Representative Walz says the efforts of local leaders to improve safety benefits everyone.
"Not only are we pointing out a problem, we've got folks that are actually doing something to fix it. They're bringing the technology to it. And this is protecting our railroad workers, making sure those tracks are safe so that those products don't derail,” said Walz.
Minnesota has more than 4,200 miles of track with more than 4,500 people working in the railroad industry.
- La Crosse County may turn to other counties to house inmates
- Granny basketball offers on-court fun, friendship
- Walker to launch re-election campaign Nov. 5 in Waukesha
- Part of Market Street, La Crosse closed for utility work
- Wisconsin prison head says more space needed
- 'My Neighbor is a Muslim' series aims to increase understanding of religion
- Sleepy Hollow's Haunted Hedge Maze open this weekend
- La Crosse students join in effort to break world reading record
- UWL police officer raises money for breast cancer research
- News 8 Sports Round Up-October 19, 2017