Transport Canada quietly releases rail safety working group's findings
According to a newspaper in Maine, when the sale is finalized, Montreal Maine and Atlantic, the railway company involved last's summer crash in Lac Megantic, will be known as the Central Maine and Quebec Railway.
The Canadian Press
Published Saturday, February 15, 2014 3:50PM EST
Transport Canada has quietly released the findings of a government-commissioned rail safety working group.
The three reports came out late Friday evening, with the House of Commons off for the week.
The data deals with classification issues for flammable products, emergency response issues and means of containment.
The working group says more needs to be done to ensure the safety of tank cars used to transport crude oil through Canadian communities.
Meanwhile, the railway at the centre of last year's fiery disaster in Lac Megantic is reportedly about to get a new name.
The Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway -- whose train exploded last July, killing 47 people -- is being sold to a New York-based investment group.
According to a newspaper in Maine, when the sale is finalized, MMA will be known as the Central Maine and Quebec Railway.