The North Dakota Public Service Commission will ask the 2019 Legislature to continue the state’s rail inspection program.
The 2015 Legislature agreed to create it, with a sunset clause in 2019.
"Prior to my arrive here, when I would look at the rail inspection program, I would ask the question, 'Why do we have an inspection program when the feds already have inspectors out there?'" said Commissioner Brian Kroshus.
Kroshus said a year ago, his answer would have been 'no." But he said he now supports it.