Wabtec has long held a stake in future of U.S. railroad safety

Pittsburgh – When a train carrying crude oil derailed in Vandergrift last month, it once again raised concerns about how safe the country’s rail system is. No one was injured in the accident, which is still under investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board, but it was one of two derailments in Pennsylvania in the span of a month.
And it prompted the Association of American Railroads to introduce a slate of new, voluntary safety practices for moving crude oil by rail, including increased track inspections, lower speeds through urban areas and updates to braking systems.