Rail Safety to be Focus of Congressional Hearing
Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee Chairman Jeff Denham (R-CA) will hold a hearing on Wednesday to examine issues related to passenger and freight rail safety.
The movement of people and product by railroad in the United States is generally safe, with 2012 being the safest year on record, according to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). However, several accidents over the past year have brought safety-related issues to the forefront. The Subcommittee will examine steps being taken by the industry and government to continue improving rail safety.
The hearing, entitled “Oversight of Passenger and Freight Rail Safety,” is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
Witnesses invited to testify at the hearing:
More information about the hearing, including testimony, additional background information, and live webcast link, will be posted here as it becomes available.
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