RSI Statement on Final Rule for the Safe Transportation of LNG by Rail Tank Car

Washington, DC, June 19, 2020 – Railway Supply Institute (RSI) President Mike O’Malley released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Final Rule for the Safe Transportation of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) by Rail Tank Car:

“Given growing demand for natural gas both here in the U.S. and overseas, it is important to have clear federal regulations in place allowing for LNG’s shipment by rail, which provides one of the safest and most versatile means of transporting hazardous materials anywhere in the country.

“Federal hazardous materials regulations have for many years allowed the safe and efficient transport of cryogenic materials in DOT-113 tank cars and we commend the U.S. Department of Transportation for following that precedent in authorizing the transportation of LNG by rail in DOT-113 tank cars.

“RSI’s Committee on Tank Cars appreciates the opportunity to provide input on this rule and will continue its work advancing the safe and efficient movement of hazardous materials by tank car.”

About the Railway Supply Institute (RSI)
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 200 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. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. For more information visit www.rsiweb.org, follow RSI on Twitter and join the RSI LinkedIn group.

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