Industry, union leaders to speak at Congressional hearing on rail safety

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WASHINGTON — Leaders from the railroad industry are expected to speak today at a Congressional subcommittee hearing on rail safety in the 21st century.
The hearing before the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. Eastern Time on Capitol Hill and can be watched online. The hearing will focus on the efforts to install positive train control and the movement of crude oil-by-rail.

Among the people scheduled to speak at the hearing are John Tolman, Vice President and National Legislative Representative, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen; Linda B. Darr, President, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; Roger Nober Executive Vice President, Law and Corporate Affairs BNSF Railway; Paul Rankin President, Reusable Industrial Packaging Association; Robin Rorick, Group Director of Midstream and Industry Operations American Petroleum Institute; and Donald J. Santa Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.

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