Rail Safety. Hochul is calling for enhanced precautions in the wake of the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Tanker cars overturned, releasing hazardous materials. In response she is calling for safer tanker cars. She also urges increased use of pneumatic brakes. The Governor advocates requiring rail firms to notify the authorities when hazardous chemicals are being transported through their jurisdictions. These are sound recommendations. They stand in contrast with the Biden administration’s silence on the disaster. Rail Safety. Hochul is proposing a viable program to avert future mishaps !!