Matzie: Safer Rails, Safer Communities Passes House

Pa. state Rep. Rob Matzie spoke in the House chambers on his Safer Rails, Safer Communities bill. Matzie's legislation would limit the length of work trains and strengthen safe staffing levels and reporting requirements of hazardous materials. Matzie introduced H.B. 1028 – which passed by a vote of 141-62 – to supplement existing federal rail safety standards they say are insufficient to prevent the risk of derailments along heavily traveled Pennsylvania routes.