Federal Railroad Administration Inspects East Palestine Crash

Transportation officials met with first responders and railroad unions for improvement input.

Officials from the Department of Transportation visited the town of East Palestine, Ohio, last week, the site of Norfolk Southern’s freight train crash on February 3. Leaders from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) joined in a scheduled inspection of the crash site in the morning, and in the afternoon held a listening session with first responders and representatives from high-profile freight workers’ unions.

“During the listening session, first responders and fire fighters thanked DOT officials for their visit and prompt response to the incident in addition to the emergency training grants available through PHMSA,” the Transportation Department stated. “First responders and labor leaders also provided feedback to DOT officials on steps they believe would help improve safety.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For U.S. transportation officials as they seek to improve the approach to chemical freight movement.
  • For railroad workers and first responders as they provide input on transporting hazardous materials.
  • For the leaders and residents as they navigate the recovery in East Palestine, Ohio,

Sources: Department of Transportation


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