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Manchin, U.S. Rail Adminstrator Discuss Rail Safety


Sen. Joe Manchin and the acting administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration will meet with state and local officials to discuss rail safety.

Manchin and Sarah Feinberg will hear Friday from military representatives, first responders and industry representatives. The venue will be the Center for National Response, a former highway tunnel in eastern Kanawha County that is used for anti-terrorism activities and other drills.

They’ll tour the facility and then conduct a round-table discussion on rail safety.

Manchin says they’ll also explore the potential national training opportunities at the center.