Lac-Mégantic: Is railway’s CEO for real? Passes buck to insurance company

The death toll from the recent train derailment in Lac-Mégantic stands at 47. The downtown core is still a shambles. The entire small close-knit community is in mourning. And Ed Burkhardt the Chairman of the company responsible, Montreal, Maine & Atlantic, sums it up by saying in an interview with CBC’s As it Happens: I think fundamentallyContinue reading “Lac-Mégantic: Is railway’s CEO for real? Passes buck to insurance company”

Summer weekend rerun: Lac-Mégantic and Asiana Airlines: Public Relations 101

Originally posted July 11, 2013 We have recently seen two tragic transportation events unfold and two very different ways the companies in question reacted. On July 6th Asiana Airlines flight 214, while attempting to land at San Francisco International airport, clipped the ground causing the tail to become dislodged. According to witnesses the Boeing 777Continue reading “Summer weekend rerun: Lac-Mégantic and Asiana Airlines: Public Relations 101”

Lac-Mégantic and Asiana Airlines: Public Relations 101

We have recently seen two tragic transportation events unfold and two very different ways the companies in question reacted. On July 6th Asiana Airlines flight 214, while attempting to land at San Francisco International airport, clipped the ground causing the tail to become dislodged. According to witnesses the Boeing 777 cartwheeled and burst into flames.Continue reading “Lac-Mégantic and Asiana Airlines: Public Relations 101”