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Special meeting of FRA safety advisory committee set for March 27


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Washington — The Federal Railroad Administration has scheduled a special meeting of its Railroad Safety Advisory Committee, to focus on the recent freight train derailment in East Palestine, OH.

Slated for 9:30 a.m. Eastern on March 27, the meeting will include a discussion of potential safety improvements related to the derailment and possible RSAC tasks and actions.

On Feb. 3, a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in the eastern Ohio town near the Pennsylvania border, resulting in 38 railcars toppling over. Eleven of them contained hazardous materials, forcing many nearby residents to evacuate.

RSAC comprises 51 voting representatives from 26 member organizations, offering a diverse group of rail industry perspectives, according to FRA.

The meeting is open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place at the National Association of Home Builders headquarters in Washington.

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