Feds, railroad industry agree to slower speeds, better emergency response planning
February 24, 2014
In the wake of a series of fatal and environmentally catastrophic train accidents, the railroad industry and federal regulators have agreed on a set of voluntary measures intended to increase the safety of crude oil train shipments.
The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday issued a series of recommendations to the Department of Transportation to address the safety risk of transporting crude oil by rail. In an unprecedented move, the NTSB issued the recommendations in coordination with the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.