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https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/roundup-usdot-efforts-keep-communities-safe-and-hold-rail-industry-accountable


Roundup of USDOT Efforts to Keep Communities Safe and Hold the Rail Industry Accountable.

  • require railroads to maintain — and update in real-time — accurate, electronic, information about rail hazmat shipments that would be accessible to first responders.

  • required to proactively notify first responders as soon as the railroad is aware of an incident involving hazardous materials.

  • execute nearly 4,000 inspections across the country.

  • eliminate or improve over 400 at-grade crossings around the country, making our roads and our railways safer.

  • Representatives from FRA and PHMSA agencies have been assisting the independent NTSB investigation and providing technical expertise since the first hours of the derailment in East Palestine.