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USDOT’s Federal Railroad Administration Announces New Safety Initiative with a Focus on Hazardous MaterialsEAST PALESTINE, OH – Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Amit Bose today announced a national initiative for focused inspections on routes that carry high-hazard flammable trains (HHFTs) and other trains carrying large volumes of hazmat commodities.
USDOT Secretary Buttigieg Calls on Rail Industry to Take Immediate, Commonsense Steps to Improve Accountability and Safety and Highlights Ways Congress Can Support these EffortsAmong the immediate calls for action: Freight rail industry should accelerate phase-in of safer tank cars and provide workers paid sick leave, and Congress can raise existing caps on the fines for rail safety regulations
U.S. Department of Transportation Fact Sheet: Steps Forward on Freight Rail Industry Safety & AccountabilityFor well over a century, railroads have been an indispensable part of America’s economy, society, and way of life. Our rail system must be kept safe—safe for the workers who operate it, and for the communities that rely on it. Safety is USDOT’s top priority. That means ensuring each and every day...
FRA Rolls Out New Railroad Crossing and Trespassing Website to Increase Rail Safety
Part of agency’s effort to increase education of railroad crossing safety, reduce fatalities
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today launched a redesigned website to serve as a...