NLC’s Statement on NTSB Report Release

June 25, 2024 - (1 min read)

“The National League of Cities is grateful for the National Transportation Safety Board’s expert, unbiased rail advice to Congress as they assessed the facts of the Norfolk Southern derailment in East Palestine last year,” said Clarence E. Anthony, CEO & Executive Director of the National League of Cities. “The Norfolk Southern derailment was chilling for everyone who lives by rail tracks across the country, and NTSB’s latest release reminds us train derailments are a solvable problem only if Congress passes new protections in the Railway Safety Act before the next community faces a serious train wreck. We urge Congressional leaders to act swiftly and pass this life-saving bill.”


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