Transportation Safety Board releases its final report
On August 19, 2014, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) released its final report of the investigation into the derailment of a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train on July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Québec. The TSB's report includes a series of recommendations that are critical to improving rail safety in Canada and ensuring the safe transportation of dangerous goods by rail.
FCM President Brad Woodside issued the following statement regarding the announcement:
"The recommendations announced today by the Transportation Safety Board are critical to improving the safety of Canada's rail system and the movement of dangerous goods by rail through our cities and communities.
We expect the federal government to respond fully to today's report and recommendations, to ensure an event like this never happens again.
FCM and the National Municipal Working Group on Rail Safety will provide input directly to Transport Canada on the TSB's recommendations, and we look forward to continue working together to keep our railways and the communities that surround them safe."