Oct 02, 2013 — Yesterday, we heard about the efforts to rebuild the Quebec town of Lac Megantic, after a train explosion destroyed much of the village. That horrible accident makes any town with a railroad ask: could it happen here?
Last January, CSX announced it was upgrading a rail crossing in Canton so its trains could go faster through the village - from 25 to up to 40 miles per hour. The company says the change will speed up commerce on the line but will not compromise safety.
Local officials met last week with CSX over safety concerns. As David Sommerstein reports, the meeting opened up dialogue but didn't answer all the questions. Go to full article