LacMégantic, Quebec

CN President and CEO Claude Mongeau, in a speech delivered Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 to the Canadian Chamber of Commerce International Trade Day, said that Canadian railways have a solid…
Quebec provincial law enforcement could begin making arrests soon due to the July 6 derailment and explosion of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic (MMA) train in Lac-Megantic.
The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration are conducting a safety review of crude-by-rail shipments originating in the Bakken Shale formation,…
The latest pushback during a given discussion over drinks doesn't catch me unawares, but the vehemence still takes me aback. "You talk trains and safety. But you just want to…
A Canadian rail group reportedly is negotiating with the State of Maine in hopes of acquiring the Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway, which filed for bankruptcy on Aug. 7 following…
The Montreal, Maine & Atlantic lost its license to operate in Canada on Tuesday, August 13, after regulators there decided it doesn’t carry enough liability insurance, Maine’s Portland Press Herald…
Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway (MM&A), operator of the runaway crude oil train involved in the July 6 derailment and explosion at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people, announced on…
Rep. Mike Michaud (D-Me.) on Aug. 2, 2013 introduced “The Safe Freight Act,” a bill requiring a minimum of two-person crews for freight trains. Fellow Maine Democrat Rep. Chellie Pingree…
The Federal Railroad Administration issued an Emergency Order (EO 28, Notice No. 1, 49 CFR 232.103[n]) and Safety Advisory (2013-06) Friday evening, Aug. 2, 2013, “to help prevent trains operating…
(Editor’s Note: This commentary is a collaboration of Railway Age Contributing Editors Larry Kaufman and Frank Wilner, both of whom have extensive experience in railroad public relations.) Of one thing…
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