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Roads and Rails-Multi Agency Emphasis to Improve Public Safety

This is a repost from a Washington State Patrol media release sent on February 4th:

In January 2011, the Washington State Patrol initiated the Roads and Rails Safety emphasis in partnership with local and rail industry law enforcement.  This year-long project is aimed at reducing commercial motor vehicle collisions and traffic violations in the Port of Seattle area.

It is a part of the commercial vehicle safety enforcement and education effort that will increase freight mobility and commercial motor vehicle safety throughout the state. Other areas of focus include railway crossing safety, ensuring the safe transportation and documentation of hazardous materials within intermodal containers, and checking both vehicles and drivers for appropriate documentation.

The State Patrol will lead the first joint enforcement emphasis, and will take place in the latter part of February in the Port of Seattle vicinity. Details and times to follow.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the partnership include the Washington State Patrol, Union Pacific Railroad Police, BNSF Police, Port of Seattle Police, Utilities and Transportation Commission, Seattle Police, U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Snohomish County Sheriffs, Seattle Department of Transportation, and Federal Way Police.