"The TSB found on some issues there has been little or no change," said Tadros. "In rail, the TSB still responds to far too many crossings accidents in our busiest rail corridor."
Two new Watchlist challenges come from what the TSB is learning in its passenger rail investigations.
"We know that when rail signals are not followed, we are at high-risk for a serious accident," said Tadros. "We need more defenses built into the rail system, for the safety of everyone. This includes making sure we have recorders in locomotive cabs so investigators will be able to understand what happened and why."
"Canadians deserve the safest transportation system in the world, along our waterways, on our railways and in our skies," noted Tadros. "To make this a reality, we are calling on Transport Canada and industry leaders to take action on the critical safety issues in this new Watchlist."
The items currently identified on the TSB Watchlist are:
• On-board video and voice recorders
• Following signal indications
• Passenger trains colliding with vehicles