Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic
Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?
Federal government accelerates phase out of rupture prone rail tankers
Ottawa taking steps to phase out certain types of tank cars following the deadly train derailment and explosions in Lac-Megantic, Que.
MMA and former employees settle, fined $1.25M in Lac Megantic case
Found guilty of violating Quebec Fisheries Act after crude oil leaked into the Megantic Lake and Chaudiere River.
400 contesting Lac Megantic settlement payment
Victims have so far received half their expected payment for moral damages.
Latest Ontario train derailment shows new safety standards inadequate: TSB
Transport investigator is urging Transport Canada to quickly introduce enhanced standards to reduce the risk of spills.
Irving Oil to convert railcar fleet, remove older cars from service
Conversion will be completed to comply with US standards for DOT-111 tank cars built after Oct. 1, 2011.
Feds quietly adopt new safety rules drafted by rail industry
New rules require that at least two crew work a train transporting dangerous material such as crude oil.
Irving subsidiary considering acquisition of MM&A rail line
JD Irving operates NB&M Railways, which has nearly 900 kilometres of track in Maine and New Brunswick.
TSB wants a closer look at highly flammable cargo in Lac Megantic disaster
Blasts were much more intense than what would be expected from the petroleum product.
Moving oil by rail requires special care: safety advocates
Recommendations include ensuring tank cars moving crude oil won’t easily rupture.
No silver lining for pipelines after rail disaster, TransCanada CEO says
There’s “no good news here for anybody,” TransCanada boss Russ Girling says.