“Railroads are giving first responders the information and tools they need. For those unable to attend hands-on training, they created a free web-based course that provides first responders the knowledge needed to respond to rail incidents.”

Rep. Brett Harrell has served in the Georgia House since 2010. He serves as the Vice Chairman for Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee well as the Rules Committee. He is a member of the Transportation Committee, chairing the Rail Subcommittee. He also serves as Vice Chairman of Regulated Industries.

Harrell has represented Gwinnett County in several elected and appointed capacities including as a member of the Snellville Planning Commission, Snellville City Council, Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board, Governor’s Congestion Mitigation Task Force, and the Commission for Service and Volunteerism among others. In 1999, Harrell was elected the first new Mayor in over a quarter of a century in Snellville, Georgia.

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