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New Technologies for Rail Safety and Security

Document Series
Testimony
Speaker
Jo Strang
Speaker Title
Deputy Associate Administrator for Railroad Development
Audience
House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Railroads Subcommittee
Abstract/Summary
Mr. Chairman and members of the Subcommittee, I very much appreciate the opportunity to appear before you today, on behalf of Secretary Mineta and Acting Administrator Jamison, to discuss new rail safety technologies. Safety is our top priority, and the promise that technology holds to improve safety is compelling. Recent statistics show that the industry as a whole is getting safer, but the spate of recent, highly publicized accidents shows that there is still room for improvement, and we must accelerate the rate of progress. We are addressing these issues through better use of data, focusing oversight and inspection resources, and accelerating research in key areas.
Download 2005-04-28 New Technologies for Rail Safety and Security.pdf
Last updated: Thursday, April 28, 2005
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