NTSB Holds Forum on Safety of Rail Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol

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April 21

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a two-day forum, Rail Safety: Transportation of Crude Oil and Ethanol, on April 22-23. The hearing days will end with a press availability by NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman.

What: NTSB Forum on Rail Safety

When: Tues., April 22, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT; Wed., April 23, 9am-3:50 p.m. EDT

Where: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center

429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, DC, 20594

Participants: NTSB Board Members, NTSB staff technical panel, outside experts.

A link to the agenda and other forum information is here: http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2014/railsafetyforum/

It will be free and open to the public. No registration is necessary. For those who are unable to attend in person, the forum can be viewed via webcast at www.ntsb.gov.

What: Press Availability

When: Tues., April 22 and Wed., April 23 at the conclusion of day's testimony.

Where: Conference Room A/B (Next to Board Room)

429 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, DC, 20594

Participant: NTSB Chairman Deborah A.P. Hersman

Office of Public Affairs

490 L'Enfant Plaza, SW

Washington, DC 20594

Eric M. Weiss

(202) 314-6100



The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency charged with determining the probable cause

of transportation accidents, promoting transportation safety, and assisting victims of transportation accidents and their families.

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