RSICTC Remains Committed to Safety in Review of NPRM and ANPRM

Washington, DC – July 23, 2014 – Since its inception, the Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has been the leading advocate of the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail. It is that history of unique expert knowledge that has allowed RSICTC to provide the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) with our recommendations on a comprehensive proposal for all new and existing tank cars transporting flammable liquids in North America. It is our long-standing commitment to safety that will now drive our analysis of the recently published Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM). After full review of the details contained within the NPRM and ANPRM, RSICTC will prepare and submit comments to the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in the normal course of the rulemaking process.

Contact: Bob Brady, Xenophon Strategies, On Behalf of RSICTC – bbrady@xenophonstrategies.com, Ph: (202) 777-2072

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 ABOUT RSICTC

The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) is focused on increasing safety of rail tank cars. The membership of the RSICTC includes major manufacturers and lessors of rail tank cars who build more than 95 percent and own or lease over 70 percent of tank cars operating in North America.

The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is the international trade association for the rail supply industry, representing the nation’s leading companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, tank car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. America’s railway suppliers represent a $23 billion/year industry supporting 90,000 American workers.