Transportation Safety Board Lac-Mégantic recommendations Live
In April 2014, Transport Canada issued a directive to remove the least crash-resistant DOT-111 tank cars from dangerous goods service.
It also set minimum requirements for Class 111 cars used to transport crude oil, requiring any that fall short of the standard to be phased out or retrofitted within three years.
Transport Canada created a task force with representatives from municipalities, first responders, railways and shippers to strengthen emergency response capacity across the country.Railway companies are also now required to reduce the speed of trains carrying dangerous goods and to implement other operating practices.
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