House panel reviewing USDOT response to air, rail safety issues

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House Oversight and Accountability Committee said Tuesday it is probing the U.S. Transportation Department’s (USDOT) response to a series of aviation and rail safety issues.

Republicans on the panel in a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the committee was conducting oversight of the department’s response to near miss aviation incidents and train derailments and seeking “a briefing, documents, and communications related to the department’s efforts to investigate and remediate these issues to protect the safety of all Americans.”

(Reporting by David Shepardson)