Task Force on Transportation

Final Program  (Using agenda content available as of June 25, 2016) 

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Sunday, July 24

Location: Broadway C/D                                     

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.



The States of Rail Safety: State Involvement in Railroad Safety Issues?

Leaders in railroad safety issues from the Federal Railroad Administration, the States of California and Illinois, and BNSF Railway discuss their views on the role of States in railroad safety issues, as well as several current federal rulemakings and studies involving notification to States, railroad liability for hazardous materials, and emergency response planning.

Moderator: Hon. Ann Rendahl, Washington

Robert Lauby, Associate Administrator for Safety, Federal Railroad Administration

Patrick Brady, General Director Hazardous Materials Safety, BNSF Railway

Paul King, California

Joseph Klinger, Assistant Director, Illinois Emergency Management Agency

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4:00 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.


4:10 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.

Business Meeting


Moderator: Hon. Ann Rendahl, Washington

4:20 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Working Group on Motor Carriers
4:40 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Working Group on Rail Safety