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Canadian Pacific Execs Take Aim at New U.S. Electronic Braking Rules

(Lauren Krugel – Canadian Press)

U.S. requirements for new braking systems on trains carrying flammable liquids would mean additional costs without any guarantee of improved safety, top executives at Canadian Pacific Railway said Thursday.

Adding electronically controlled pneumatic, or ECP, brakes is meant to reduce the pileup effect in the event of a derailment, but railway chief operating officer Keith Creel said the notion that they must be installed is not based on “valid science.”

“I just think that there’s money better spent to get a better safety impact for the public,” he told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting. Click here to read more.