FARGO, N.D. - Railroad representatives and North Dakota leaders met in Fargo on Saturday to consider safer options when it comes to transporting crude oil by train.
The concerns come after a Burlington Northern Sante Fe train derailed outside of Casselton several weeks ago.
The incident sparked an intense fire and several explosions and evacuated nearby homeowners.
Leaders are pushing for stronger regulations to keep communities safe.
"We just need to come together," said Brad Wimmer, Fargo City Commissioner. "We need to get some discussion and dialogue going and then come up with a pretty firm plan on what happens."
Lawmakers are also asking train representatives and oil companies to work together to update transport cars so that the newest and safest models are being used.
BNSF says they will spend the next 30 days looking into the requests.