U.S. Secretary of Transportation Urges Railroad Industry to Bolster Oil Train Safety

After the recent explosions by tanker cars carrying crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a “call to action” by railroads, the oil industry and ethanol producers to work with the department to ensure their products are safely transported by rail.

“We’ve got to work with them to make sure we’re listening to each other and acting together,” Foxx said in an interview, after meeting with North Dakota’s congressional delegation. The secretary said he had already been in contact with many of the nation’s rail operators and would be contacting more.

Click here to read the full article from Congressional Quarterly.

Click here to read the Safety Alert released by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

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