Representative Nita Lowey

Representing the 17th District of New York

Lowey Statement on Train Derailment in Newburgh

March 7, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Rockland/Westchester), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today released the following statement on the derailment of the train in Newburgh:

“A CSX train carrying hazardous materials that was scheduled to travel through Rockland derailed today in Newburgh. Yet again the quick and decisive action of our first responders demonstrated that these brave women and men are so critical to protecting our communities. This derailment is part of a disturbing pattern of accidents involving freight trains carrying hazardous materials through densely populated areas. We must build on the progress we have made to improve rail safety and decrease risks to our communities.”