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.