There have been three Member Motions on rail safety adopted by Toronto City Councillors since the disaster in Lac-Megantic on July 6, 2013:
MM37.56 Improving Community Safety in Toronto with regards to Dangerous Railway Cargo (Fragedakis, adopted 16July2013)
MM50.39 Safety Concerns regarding the Transportation of Hazardous Materials on CP Rail Line in Toronto (Palacio, adopted 1Apr2014)
MM50.7 Protecting our Neighbourhoods: Safety, Accountability and Transparency on Toronto’s Rail Lines (Matlow, adopted 1Apr2014)
The motion by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29, Toronto-Danforth) included a direction to the City Manager and Director, Office of Emergency Management, and all other relevant staff to review railway safety in Toronto. The purpose of this review is to determine whether there is anything the City can do to improve public safety with regards to the transport by rail of hazardous materials through Toronto.
A report on this motion is expected to be released on May 20th in advance of its appearance on the agenda of the May 27th meeting of the Executive Committee.
You can Submit a Comment or Request to Speak on any matter being considered by a committee of Council. On this matter, all Comments can be directed to:
Secretariat Contact Kelly McCarthy
10th floor, West Tower, City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Safe Rail Communities will be looking out for this report. Join us in submitting a Comment, and let our City Councillors know how important this issue is to us.