On November 8, the U.S. DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rule making that would suspend the transportation of liquefied natural gas by rail until more research and testing can be done to ensure the safety of moving this commodity by rail.
The NTSB has released a preliminary document regarding the UP derailment and fire in Tempe, Ariz.
A CSX intermodal train derailed in Indiana yesterday.
This was not a good weekend for Union Pacific. The railroad experienced two significant derailments, one on Saturday and one on Sunday.
A CSX freight train derailed in the Atlanta suburb of Lilburn, Ga. on Sunday at approximately 2:00 a.m. The train had about 170 cars, and 38 derailed, including several cars loaded with
After the derailment of of several trains hauling hazardous materials, namely crude oil, Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau has issued new orders around the speed of these trains, which are now
During the past few months, RT&S has reported on the Trump administration’s plan to lift the ban on the transport of liquefied natural gas by rail. For background information, you can check
Freightwaves is reporting that government speed restrictions on crude oil trains, imposed on Feb. 16 after a Canadian Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed on February 6, will be lifted on April 1.
FreightWaves is reporting that Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) introduced the Crude by Rail Volatility Standard Act (H.R. 5553) yesterday. He was joined by four co-sponsors, all Democrats – Reps. Bill Foster of
WJZ 13 CBS Baltimore is reporting that fifteen states are opposed to the proposed shipment of LNG (liquified natural gas, or methane) by rail, and are making their position known through their