Rail tank car industry calls for safety measures
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has called on the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to consider several new safety measures for tank cars carrying crude oil and ethanol. In a letter, RSICTC proposed additional safety requirements on newly manufactured railway tank cars, a prohibition on placing additional legacy tank cars into crude oil and ethanol service and prioritization of the modification of existing legacy crude oil and ethanol tank cars.
The call comes after three years of waiting for the US government to issue new rules that would create an industry standard and help mitigate product loss after train derailments. The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the international trade association for the rail supply industry. (ben)