Six Class 1s recognized for transport safety

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor

Six Class 1 railroads were recognized by Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER) through its 2012 National Awards Recognition Program.

The TRANSCAER Awards Program recognizes the achievements of individuals, companies and organizations that exceed in advocating, demonstrating and implementing at the national and regional levels the principles of TRANSCAER, including transportation safety, community assistance and emergency response planning and aid.

“This year’s award recipients are certainly committed to their companies, but it’s their dedication to their communities that truly sets them apart,” said National TRANSCAER Task Group Chair Ed Chapman of BNSF. “In everything that these great men and women do, they are ensuring that the principles of TRANSCAER, including an unparalleled commitment to safety, enhance the knowledge of emergency responders across the country. And as volunteers who bring these essential programs and people together, it’s important that we give them the recognition that they deserve. Because they make the difference, each and every day.”

The 2012 National TRANSCAER Awards recipients who won in the National Achievement category include: BNSF Railway; Canadian National Dangerous Goods Team; Canadian Pacific; CSX; Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific.

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

TRANSCAER is a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities prepare for and respond to possible hazardous material transportation incidents. TRANSCAER members include volunteer representatives from the chemical manufacturing, transportation, distribution and emergency response industries, as well as the government.

Categories: Class 1, Safety/Training