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(Source: Associated Press, March 12, 2024)

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has reiterated his concerns about railroad safety and scolded the industry for not doing more to improve since last year’s fiery Ohio derailment. In a new letter to the freight railroads’ main trade group, Buttigieg said too often regulators encounter resistance when trying to get the industry to do more to improve safety. And he said the Federal Railroad Administration’s statistics don’t show safety improving significantly over the past decade.

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