Regulators may recommend retrofitting of railcars to boost safety

The Federal Railroad Administration and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are conducting a review of hazardous-material transport after the recent derailment tragedy in Canada. A public meeting is set for next month, and the regulators may recommend retrofitting older cars with enhanced safety features, this article says. Industry groups and shippers have raised concerns about the high costs of retrofitting cars and say it is unnecessary.

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