April 23, 2015: Transport Canada Issued Emergency Directive for HazMat Trains

Transport Canada's Minister of Transport, Honorable Minister Lisa Raitt, issued an Emergency Directive to railway companies in regards to the safe and secure transportation of dangerous goods. The Emergency Directive, which will remain in effect until August 17, 2015, requires trains to abide by a maximum speed limit of 40 mph (64 kph) when traveling in highly urbanized areas. Companies are now required to increase the number of inspections and risk assessments performed along the key routes that are being used to transport dangerous goods.

Stricter requirements to safeguard the communities along our railway lines