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Railway Safety Act of 2023 off to Senate for consideration

May 16th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has voted to send the Railway Safety Act of 2023, sponsored in part by U.S. Senators Bob Casey and John Fetterman to the full Senate for consideration. The proposed legislation is designed to prevent future train derailments by improving rail safety procedures and protocols and increasing fines for wrongdoing by rail carriers. Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington went over some of the legislation inspired by the events of the train derailment and fire earlier this year in Ohio…