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Rural Safety

Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success (ROUTES) is a Department-wide initiative to address disparities in rural transportation infrastructure. PHMSA understands the vital role rural communities have in advancing the safe and reliable transport of hazardous materials via pipeline and other modes of transportation. Within PHMSA, the Offices of Pipeline Safety (OPS) and Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) provide education, training, and outreach to communities and promote innovative safety technologies through grants and other assistance programs.