CARS Statement on Newly Issued US & Canadian Tank Car Regulations
Ottawa May 1, 2015 - The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) welcomes the new tank car standards released by Transport Canada and the Department of Transportation (DOT) today in Washington.
“Harmonization between Canada and The US is essential in order to transport goods efficiently across North America. The rules announced today showed collaboration and unity between our countries. Our members have been anxiously waiting for the new standards to be released and although the timelines are aggressive, we remain committed to meeting them”, said Sylvia Newell, Executive Director of CARS.
Concerns still remain regarding the US requirement of electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking systems as part of the new tank car standards and how Canada will move forward. The Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars (RSI-CTC) has worked tirelessly to provide officials with information and data analysis and CARS supports their position. For more information and details on their work please visit http://tankcars.rsiweb.org/
About the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers
The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers (CARS) is a member driven association that represents companies selling products and services to railways and transits domestically and internationally. Our membership includes a wide variety of large, medium and small businesses. CARS helps the membership maximize their business opportunities by opening doors in the industry and at the government level both foreign and domestic.
We serve as a conduit to ensure that up-to-date information on contracts and procurements, timely news items and events are available that would be of benefit to both the members and the industry as a whole. CARS also plays a vital role in helping to influence decisions that are made in Ottawa and in the provinces that affect the rail industry.
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