Railroad Safety and Hazardous Materials Control, Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Aeronautics of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Ninety-First Congress, Second Session, March 17, 19, 22, and 23, 1970   [open pdf - 173MB]

These are the March 17, 19, 22 and 23, 1970 hearings on "Railroad Safety and Hazardous Materials Control," held before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Aeronautics of the U.S. House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. From the opening statement of Samuel N. Friedel: "Today we are commencing hearings on railroad safety. We have before us H.R. 7068 and H.R. 14417 which were introduced by Chairman Staggers. We have also H.R. 14478 which I introduced, S. 1933, and a number of other identical and similar bills. [...] There have been entirely too many railroad accidents in recent years. We know from other hearings on such matters as passenger service and freight rates that many of the railroads are sustaining losses. There is an increasing concern that the financial status of the railroads may be seriously affecting railroad safety. As was brought out in the hearings last year on the Senate side, deadly gases, explosives and other potentially dangerous items are routinely transported by rail. I feel that the country and its citizens are entitled to all the protection and safety which we can prudently achieve by curtailing train accidents. To assure this, we are going to review existing laws and all legislative proposals bearing on the overall subject of rail safety."

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Serial No. 91-51
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