Trevor Plumley

LONGER FREIGHT TRAINS HAVE A HIGHER RISK OF DERAILMENT, NEW STUDY SHOWS

WASHINGTON, DC, June 7, 2024 – In February 2023, 38 cars from a 151-car, 9,300-foot-long freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, leading to the release of hazardous materials that required the evacuation of more than 2,000 residents. In recent years, such longer and heavier freight trains have become more common, primarily driven by fuel efficiency, […]