July 23, 2014

Owens applauds DOT progress on rail safety standards

Congressman Bill Owens today applauded news that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will raise safety standards for transporting volatile liquids across U.S. rail lines. New standards will be introduced for tank cars, brakes, shipment testing and speed limits for trains carrying flammable liquids including oil and ethanol. “With oil shipments on rail lines growing exponentially, these improved standards are a major step forward,” said Owens. “As DOT begin the process of implementing the... Read More >