Senate Committee Holds Public Hearing on Train Derailment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) — The Senate Select Committee on Railroad Safety is holding hearings today on the Norfolk Southern Railroad. A train derails in East Palestine.

The committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Senate Financial Hearing Room. If the Senate voting session has passed its time, the committee will convene immediately after the House adjourns.

Chaired by Senator Bill Reineke (R-Tiffin) and Vice-President Michael Rulli (R-Salem), the commission testified and questioned state agency officials and experts on the ground in East Palestine. increase.

“The derailment devastated people in my district,” said Senator Ruri. “I appreciate my colleagues in the Senate wanting to find a way to help.”

Senate Speaker Matt Huffman said the commission’s mission is to understand what happened and what the Ohio Legislature can do to help restore Eastern Palestine.

Also on the committee are Senator Stephanie Kunze (R-Dublin), Senator, Sen. I’m here. , Sen. Louis W. Blessing, III (R-Collein Township), Ranking Member Nicky Antonio (D-Lakewood), Sen. Paula Hicks Hudson (D-Toledo), Sen. Katherine Ingram (D-Toledo) .

WKBN will broadcast the hearings live in Columbus. Check here for updates on this story in development. Senate Committee Holds Public Hearing on Train Derailment

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