Six Class 1s among TRANSCAER

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Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER), a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous materials transportation incident, awarded six Class 1 railroads for its 2011 National Awards Recognition Program.

The TRANSCAER Awards Program recognizes the achievements of individuals, companies and organizations that exceed in advocating, demonstrating and implementing the principles of TRANSCAER at the national and regional levels. These awards include: the National and Regional Achievement Awards; the Chairman’s Award, a special, discretionary award given by the National TRANSCAER Task Group Chairman; The Torch Award, an inaugural award recognizing those individuals whose legacy leaves a lasting impact on the TRANSCAER program and Individual and Certificate of Achievements Awards.

National TRANSCAER Task Group Chair Rollie Shook, of The Dow Chemical Company, said, “The TRANSCAER Awards program allows us to acknowledge and thank our dedicated volunteers for their truly remarkable accomplishments, demonstrated through their continuous efforts to ensure communities are prepared to deal with possible hazardous materials transportation related incidents.”

The 2011 National TRANSCAER® Awards Recipients include:
National Achievement:
• BNSF Railway Company
• CN Dangerous Goods Team, Canadian National
• Canadian Pacific
• CSX Transportation
• Norfolk Southern Corporation
• Union Pacific Railroad

Torch Award:
• Mike Stiner, TRANSCAER Region 2 Coordinator, Norfolk Southern Corporation

The full list of current and previous award recipients is available by visiting the TRANSCAER Web site at

Categories: Class 1, Safety/Training