DOT Meeting Sparks Oil Rail Transport Safety Changes

Law360, New York (January 16, 2014, 7:05 PM EST) -- The oil and rail industries on Thursday reportedly agreed to enact a series of safety measures for transporting crude oil by rail after a meeting with U.S. Department of Transportation officials that was prompted by a series of fiery derailments.

Companies will adopt several voluntary safety measures within the next 30 days, including an assessment of what rail routes pose the greatest risk to public safety and where train speeds can be reduced on risky routes, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The plans were...
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