On Wednesday, SMART Transportation Division Ohio State Legislative Director Clyde Whitaker testified before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on "Improving Rail Safety in Response to the East Palestine Derailment". You can watch the testimony.
The Railway Safety Improvement Act of 2023 (S.576) is bipartisan legislation introduced by Ohio Senators Brown and Vance -- S. 576 is the first serious effort in the U.S. Senate to address a wide range of rail safety issues that we have been attempting to address for over a decade.
National Legislative Director
SMART Transportation Division