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AAR responds to Transport Canada recommendations for transporting hazardous materials by rail

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) responded to steps announced by Transport Canada aimed at improving the safe movement of hazardous materials by rail, including crude oil and ethanol. “We are pleased that Transport Canada has recognized the safety benefits of the voluntary action items already implemented by railroads in the U.S.,” said AAR President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger. “Railroads also have been in the vanguard of those calling for the aggressive retrofit or phase out of older tank cars currently in service moving flammable liquids, including crude and ethanol.  Transport Canada has indeed recommended an aggressive timeline and we are confident that the industry will do all it can to meet it.”