NSPE Praises Call for More Railroad Bridge Safety Specialists

Date: 
Friday, August 10, 2018

After a railroad bridge collapsed in downtown Syracuse, Senator Charles Schumer of New York has launched a push to increase the number of federal railroad bridge safety specialists nationwide. In a letter submitted to the Senator, NSPE commended Schumer for calling on the Federal Railroad Administration to add more railroad bridge safety inspectors and urged that professional engineers continue their unique role in ensuring these inspections are performed competently and with appropriate technical rigor.