The Railway Association of Canada takes issue with the Fraser Institute’s release earlier today of a report on the safety of moving oil by pipeline versus other modes of transportation including rail.
All members of the rail community have been affected by the tragic events that occurred early Saturday morning in Lac-Mégantic. On their behalf we wish to express our deepest sympathies to the families and relatives of the victims identified, missing persons and residents evacuated because of this accident.
There is growing interest to develop a document that positions the freight and passenger rail industry 20 years into the future. The project is entitled Rail 2030. The intent of this initiative is to investigate possible future scenario frameworks and develop recommendations, in partnership with government and other stakeholders, on issues common to all, which will benefit the Canadian economy... MORE >