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U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx listens to statements from Casselton and Cass County officials concerning rail car safety during a meeting Thursday at the fire station in Casselton, N.D. North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven is at right. Dave Wallis/Forum News Service

New U.S. rules for oil tank cars coming

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CASSELTON, N.D. – The U.S. Department of Transportation will submit a package of regulatory changes for rail shippers next week that include new tank car standards, Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Thursday.

Foxx, meeting with North Dakota’s federal delegation and other officials in Casselton to discuss improving rail safety, also said he believes the changes will include a retrofit or phaseout of the DOT-111 cars that are commonly used for shipping crude oil.

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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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