CP urges government to take action on locomotive video, voice recordings

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CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian Pacific is urging government officials to take action on locomotive video and voice recorders after the Transportation Safety Board released its proceedings from its annual Transportation Safety Summit held earlier this year.

In a recent news release, CP says it has been a long supporter of improvements to rail safety and “specifically the need to implement [locomotive video and voice recorders] in Canada…”

Keith Creel, president and chief operating officer at CP, says the monitoring technology was “discussed at length as an important, proactive means to improve safety,” adding that the railroad was urging Transportation Minister Mark Garneau and his staff to “heed the advice of experts and move forward with meaningful change.”

Creel believes that in-cab cameras, even without audio, would ensure that crews were properly obeying operating rules and not texting, sleeping, or engaging in other prohibited activities.

The railroad says the monitoring technology is installed on 15 of its locomotives in the U.S.

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