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
Norfolk, Va. station 13ABCNewsNow reports that a Norfolk Southern train crew, operating a train through Suffolk, Va., got sick after their train past through some sort of mist. Firefighters found two sick
According to nj.com, liquified natural gas can now be shipped to a Delaware River port in southern New Jersey from a fracking site in Pennsylvania. This comes after the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials
At approximately midnight local time (Sunday evening/Monday morning), a Canadian Pacific train hauling crude [oil] derailed west of Guernsey, Saskatchewan, according to CP spokesperson, Andy Cummings.
The Federal Railroad Administration just released its Accident Investigation Report on the derailment of a CSX freight train in Princeton, Ind. on June 17, 2018. The train derailed 22 loads and one
TransportationToday reported yesterday that Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) has contacted the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to inquire about permits for the transportation of liquefied
A Norfolk Southern (NS) train carrying various chemicals derailed the night of Sunday, Jan. 6, near Bartow, a small town in east Georgia, causing some of the chemicals being transported to spill.
Union Pacific recognized 54 companies with its Pinnacle Award for their commitment to safely transport chemical products.