Railroads Expanding Access to AskRail

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
Sumner County Tennessee Emergency Communications Training Officer Brooke Elkins learns about AskRail. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of AAR)

Sumner County Tennessee Emergency Communications Training Officer Brooke Elkins learns about AskRail. (Caption and Photograph Courtesy of AAR)

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has teamed with the Sumner County, Tenn., emergency management agencies on a pilot project that adds AskRail data to their dispatching system. AskRail’s railcar contents information and emergency response guides will help to “ensure all first responders have accurate, timely information in the event of a rail emergency,” AAR reported March 20.

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