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April 28, 2011

Federal rail safety group focuses on oversight, planning

Secretary LaHood created the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety in 2009 after a series of accidents in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco and Boston raised widespread concern regarding the safety of rail transit passengers and employees.


September 10, 2010

Federal rail safety committee holds first meeting

The advisory group was created to guide FTA safety rulemakings when the Obama administration's Public Transportation Safety Program Act of 2009 becomes law.


June 23, 2010

Committee formed to advise FTA on national safety standards

Group will guide the FTA’s safety rulemaking agenda if the final legislation is passed by Congress and signed by President Obama.


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