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Safety paramount as rail expands in Washington

Seats are jammed together with other debris on an upside-down Amtrak train car taken from the scene of Monday’s deadly crash onto Interstate 5  Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, in DuPont, Wash. The Amtrak train that plunged off an overpass south of Seattle was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it jumped the track, federal investigators said. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) WAET112 WAET112 WAET112

Travelers and taxpayers need to be assured that safety is paramount.

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