Casey Statement on DOT Rule for Rail Safety

Casey Statement on DOT Rule for Rail Safety

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Department of Transportation’s new rule on rail safety:

“This new rule is a step forward in rail safety but it’s important to remember that it’s only a step. There is much more that needs to be done to ensure communities within reach of these rails are protected. Just yesterday I introduced legislation with several other Senators that would help get old, potentially dangerous railcars off the tracks and replace them with safer railcars. Congress also needs to invest in rail safety and make sure our first responders have the resources and training they need while adding inspectors to our nation’s railways. I called on the Administration to quickly issue this rule and I’m pleased that it’s now been released. This rule is the beginning of an effort to increase safety on our nation’s railways- not the end.”

 

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