Senators Meet with Rail Officials - KXNet.com - Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND

Senators Meet with Rail Officials

Senators Meet with Rail Officials

Posted: Updated:

Everyone has an interest in railway safety, federal regulators, railroads, shippers and the communities the trains are moving through.

That's according to Senator John Hoeven at a meeting today addressing railroad safety concerns.

Hoeven and Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with the Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration head Cynthia Quarterman to discuss steps the DOT is taking to improve railway transportation safety.

Primary concerns the construction of more modern railcars, appropriate speed limits, and ground track conditions.

(Senator Heidi Heitkamp, (D) North Dakota) "Not only are we giving certainty to our producers, certainty to our shippers, but we're responding to very legitimate concerns about safety."

(Senator John Hoeven, (R) North Dakota) "This has to be a shared effort, not only the regulatory industries but also the railroad and the shippers, all of us have to be sure that we're doing everything we can to move crude as safely as possible."

  • Minot/Williston NewsMore>>

  • Enrollment Drop at Minot State University

    Enrollment Drop at Minot State University

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:57 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:57:31 GMT
    Minot State University reports a significant drop in students this fall - down 5.4 percent on opening day.
    Minot State University reports a significant drop in students this fall - down 5.4 percent on opening day.
  • Minot School Begins

    Minot School Begins

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:55:14 GMT
    While many have been in class for a few days already, Wednesday was the first day of school for thousands around the region as Minot Public opened up the year.
    While many have been in class for a few days already, Wednesday was the first day of school for thousands around the region as Minot Public opened up the year.
  • Group Seeks New City Dog Breed Laws

    Group Seeks New City Dog Breed Laws

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:52:26 GMT
    The city of Minot has a restriction for the kinds of dogs it allows within city limits, but one group wants to re-evaluate that ordinance, specifically regarding pit bulls.
    The city of Minot has a restriction for the kinds of dogs it allows within city limits, but one group wants to re-evaluate that ordinance, specifically regarding pit bulls.
Quick Clicks
Closings/Delays
View list
Calendar
What's happening?
Lottery Results
Feeling lucky?
Viewer Photos
Submit yours!
Road Report
Current conditions
TV Listings
See what's on
Gas Prices
Check near you
E-Mail Newsletter
Signup now

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow
General information or questions:
kxinfo@kxnet.com

News:
Bismarck:
Phone: 701-223-9197
News Fax: 701-223-1985

News:
Minot:
Phone: 701-852-2104
News Fax: 701-838-1050
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KXNET. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.