The National Transportation Safety Board and Canadian officials have released their recommendations for enhanced safety of trains carrying hazardous materials. They recommend "better route planning," enhanced "plans for responding to a spill or incident" and "proper classification of hazardous materials with a safety and security plan in place for all shipments," according to these articles. Edward Hamberger, Association of American Railroads president, reaffirmed the industry's commitment to safety by supporting the board's recommendations as they align with "previous calls for increased federal tank car safety standards."

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