In the case of Lac-Megantic, DMTI Spatial had a geographical layout of the impact zone, and through its partnership with ERIS (Environmental Risk Information Services) could provide a comprehensive model of what had happened.
“We have a data base of all the train lines, the power lines and cell towers in Canada – and throughout partnership with ERIS, a model of the environmental situation,” said Kaszuba. “We can provide a model of potential risk using this data anywhere in Canada – and have it available in literally milliseconds.”
Just recently a Quebec judge unlocked $250,000 so that Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Railway can buy insurance required to obtain an operating licence. MM&A had been operating under court supervision while the short-haul railway sorts out massive claims arising from the deadly derailment.
The licence had been temporarily removed August 13.
The Canadian Transportation Agency had earlier announced it was reversing a suspension of the MM&A’s certificate of fitness after ruling it didn’t have sufficient third-party liability insurance. That decision was overturned after the agency determined that the railway had sufficient coverage to operate in the short-term.
The railway’s licence is now valid until October 1. (continued.)