As federal, state and local governments across North America scramble to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, railroads and their suppliers—including tank car builders, repair shops, and lessors—are doing their part to get essential goods to where they are most needed.
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSICTC) has named veteran railcar design and regulatory compliance and safety professional John Byrne as Vice Chairman. Byrne succeeds William Finn, who retired earlier in 2016.
A report prepared by The Brattle Group on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, states that a new proposed rule on railroad tank cars could cost the U.S. economy as much as $60 billion.
Greenbrier on Oct. 10, 2014 reiterated its support for the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) proposed Option 2 design for new tank cars in flammable service built after Oct. 1, 2015, which will be designated the DOT-116.