“…you can mitigate a problem, but if you prevent it in the first place, you don’t have to mitigate. And so it’s a matter of looking at track integrity. It’s a matter of looking at human factors, which those two are the biggest causes of derailments.” (David Friedman, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers)
Fixing the nation’s rail infrastructure was the main topic of a recent rail safety event by The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (Aii) called, “Diverting Derailments: Working Together for Rail Safety” on September 3rd in Washington, D.C. The event featured panelists with a wide range of perspectives on the current rail industry and status of the safety of the network.