Priorities for rail safety bill debated in U.S. Senate hearing with Norfolk Southern CEO
A few Democrats on the panel also criticized railroads for an overemphasis on profits and stock buybacks, saying money should instead be spent on workers who could improve safety.
Pa.’s Deluzio teams with N.Y. lawmaker on railroad safety bill
The proposal is companion legislation to a bill now before the U.S. Senate.
East Palestine was ‘H.G. Wells War of the Worlds stuff’
The Feb. 3 train crash along the Pa/Ohio border has people worried about their health and the future of their communities.
U.S. Senate Leader Schumer calls for safety audit into all major railroads after Ohio derailment
The call comes more than a month after a Norfolk Southern train went off the tracks miles from the Pa. border.
Norfolk Southern CEO apologizes for Ohio crash, but won’t back bipartisan rail safety bill
The CEO of Norfolk Southern, the railroad operating the train that last month derailed and spilled toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, apologized for the derailment at a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday, but declined solicitations to endorse a bipartisan rail safety bill. Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw opened his testimony to the Senate Environment and […]
Pa. House Dems call on Congress, feds to toughen regs on toxic trains | Monday Morning Coffee
Pennsylvanians and other Americans at risk from the trains 'deserve better,' the lawmakers said.
Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman join bill aimed at preventing future train derailments
U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and John Fetterman of Pennsylvania joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introducing new legislation aimed at preventing future freight train derailments like the one last month in East Palestine, Ohio.
Pa.’s Deluzio, California’s Khanna look to beef up regs for toxic trains
The DERAIL Act would also require railroads to take safety precautions, including slower speeds, newer rail cars, better braking equipment and required reporting when carrying hazardous materials across the country.
Pa. Lt. Gov. Davis says Congress needs to step up in Ohio train derailment | Tuesday Morning Coffee
'There are clearly laws and regulations that need to be changed,' Davis, a former W.Pa lawmaker, said.
What Norfolk Southern’s accident reports say about the company and industry
Norfolk Southern has seen 163.6 derailments and 2.9 hazardous material releases per year on average, according to federal data.
A Norfolk Southern policy lets officials order crews to ignore safety alerts
Norfolk Southern disregarded a similar mechanical problem on another train that months earlier jumped the tracks in Ohio.
Pa.’s Shapiro blasts Norfolk Southern for ‘arrogance and incompetence’ in train derailment
'The combination of greed, incompetence and lack of concern for our residents is absolutely unacceptable to me,' Shapiro said.