Greenbrier cheers new rail car standards plan

Jul 23, 2014 | 08:11 PM | Frank Haflich

Tags  rail cars, tank cars, U.S. Department of Transporation, DOT, Greenbrier, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHMSA, Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed new measures for moving oil and hazardous materials via rail, drawing an initial positive response from at least one rail car builder.

The agency is seeking comment on several alternate proposals, including some that would mandate the use of thicker plate for older, so-called DOT-111 tank cars. The proposed rules include three "enhanced tank car standards," the majority of which would consist of thicker tank plate than the traditional 7/16-inch plate.....

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