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Transport committee  I can answer that now. In 2006 we issued a total of 50 notices and 26 notices in order, for a total of 76. So far this year we have issued 37 notices and 21 notices in order.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  It is, yes. Probably 2006 was a higher number than we usually give on a yearly basis.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  We could get you that. That's no problem.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  Also, in 2006 three prosecutions were initiated: two against CN and one against one of CN's employees, who was found guilty two weeks ago. In 2007 there was a prosecution initiated against CP.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  The x-ray cars are the ones that some of the railways are contracting from Sperry, which are actually able to detect some defects within the rail, whereas the other one is what we call a track geometry car, which mostly measures the geometry of the track, and the railway owns the

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  Usually, when there is an increase in terms of track-related accidents, we find through our inspections that there's a correlation.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  No, there is no regulation. Actually, there is no regulation that forces the railway to purchase that type of equipment. However, what we provide within the track safety rules is that if you do use that type of equipment, you can reduce the number of visual inspections, because t

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  They definitely provide better readings than you can get visually.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  I know that CP has two. I think CN has two as well, but we could get you that number if you want.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  It was a recommendation from the TSB, and right now it is included in our locomotive safety rules.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  On main lines, yes they do.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  It measures speed; it measures everything except voice.

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  Oh, yes, absolutely. Plus, everyday when they leave with their train, they have their orders that will tell them if the track speed has been changed between one mileage point and another mileage point, so they know that usually it might be 60 miles an hour and now they have to go

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon

Transport committee  No, I think the train crews respect speed. You can be fired if you.... If you come back with a train, one of the first things they can do is download the data from the event recorder to compare it with the allowable speed on the track and see if they were speeding. Usually train

December 11th, 2007Committee meeting

Luc Bourdon