Bustos Continues Rail Safety Advocacy By Urging Robust Funding For Safe Transportation Of Oil

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) continued her rail safety advocacy following the train derailment near Galena by joining with Congressman Paul Tonko (NY-20) and 35 of her colleagues in asking Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) and Ranking Member David Price (NC-4) to support robust […]

Bustos Fights To Ensure First Responders Have Resources To Handle Train Derailments

Following her visit earlier this week to the BNSF train derailment site south of Galena to thank first responders, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, fought today to ensure first responders in local communities have the training and resources they need in the event of a train derailment […]

Bustos & Durbin Urge Stronger Safety Standards For Transport Of Flammable Materials Following Train Derailment Near Galena

Following the recent BNSF train derailment south of Galena, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) called for renewing efforts to create the strongest possible safety standards for the transportation of flammable materials such as crude oil by rail.  In a letter to the Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Office of […]

Bustos Calls On Administration To Act Now To Strengthen Safety Standards For Rail Tank Cars

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, called on the Obama Administration to act now to strengthen safety standards for rail tank cars carrying crude oil. Her call comes after thanking first responders at the site of the recent BNSF train derailment south of Galena for their service, […]