Panel Undertakes Railway Safety Act Review

A three-person panel has been mandated by federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau to conduct a comprehensive and independent review of the Railway Safety Act’s authorities, governance and operation. Panel members are presently conducting round table sessions across Canada to obtain feedback.

Rail safety is top of mind for BC communities. As more and more goods are moved by rail at the same time that growth and development intensifies along rail corridors, the combination of these two variables has caused increasing concerns about rail safety. The Panel will consider what can be done to reduce rail related accidents, deaths and serious injuries.

BC local governments are encouraged to review the consultation guidance document and join the conversation by providing your suggestions on how to improve rail safety in Canada. The forum for receiving on line feedback will be open until December 29, 2017.

The Panel is expected to submit its report to the Minister of Transport by May 2018.

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