LacMégantic, Quebec

On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2016 Short Line and Regional Railroads of the Year awards…
The reputation of Canada’s much-criticized rail regulator is being further pummeled, both by its elected master and by the union representing lineside safety inspectors.
Canada’s three major railways should benefit from the Oct. 19, 2015 sea-to-sea election sweep by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada. Trudeau’s party even managed to get four members of…
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued on July 30, 2015 a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude oil, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH),…
Canadian Pacific (CP) says it is “profoundly disappointed” with Canadian Minister of Transport Lisa Raitt’s public  comments regarding an ongoing investigation into an alleged breach in safety rules. “Such comments…
Transport Canada has uncovered serious violations in connection with the horrific 2013 oil train derailment in Lac-Mégantic under the Railway Safety Act and the Fisheries Act, the department announced June…
The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) on Feb. 6, 2015, released a statement regarding the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) draft rule on tank cars…
The vital other shoe in crude by rail reform will drop not in Ottawa or Washington, but in Bismark, N.Dak., where, in the void created by federal inaction, officials are…
Chronic laxity by Canada’s transportation regulator is identified by the country’s accident investigator as the primary underlying cause of the July 6, 2013 derailment and explosion at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, of…
Canada's transportation accident investigators gave the country's rail regulator, Transport Canada, a passing grade on interim emergency directives introduced in April to reduce the chances of crude oil train explosions…
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