States from California to Maine are hiring rail inspectors and oil-spill experts as they draw up emergency plans after trains carrying crude derailed and burst into fireballs, including a crash in Quebec that killed 47.
Canada is proposing new safety rules for tank cars amid concern that a surge in crude-by-rail shipments may lead to more accidents such as this week’s derailment of a Canadian National Railway Co. freight train.
A Honeywell International Inc. subcontractor that makes aircraft emergency beacons will be inspected next week by Canadian regulators crafting a safety directive for the device linked to a fire on a Boeing Co. 787.
Missinippi Airways, a charter-and- cargo carrier that flies to northern Manitoba and the Arctic, was ordered by the Canadian government for the second time this year to suspend service because of safety concerns.
Canada’s transportation ministry could consider selling assets and privatizing airports to narrow its role, the department said in a briefing note to Transport Minister Denis Lebel. The memo also contained biographies of top officials with self-descriptions such as “beach babe.”
Police are investigating possible crimes in Canada’s worst rail disaster in 27 years as Quebec Premier Pauline Marois criticized the railway’s response to the crash that left as many as 60 people dead or missing.