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RAC Supports Regulatory Amendments on Tank Cars

The Railway Association of Canada supports regulatory amendments announced today by the Government of Canada requiring the building of new tank cars to the highest standard.

“It has been the railway industry’s view that these cars (DOT 111) need to be replaced and that regulators on both sides of the border should work together to introduce a mandatory phase out of legacy tank cars for the transport of flammable liquids,” said Michael Bourque, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada . “We believe this is an important step toward a North American approach to phase out legacy tank cars and to introduce a fleet of safer cars that meet the higher standard.”