June 1: Improvements to Rail Safety Proposed


The government proposed amendments to the Railway Safety Act that will encourage rail companies to create and maintain a safety culture and penalize rule breakers by enabling it to:

  • Crack down on rule breakers with tough new monetary penalties and increased judicial penalties
  • Strengthen safety requirements for railway companies
  • Create whistleblower protection for workers who raise safety concerns
  • Require each railway to have an executive legally responsible for safety.