Monday, February 1, 2010

Transport Canada and 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver

Starting February 12, 2010, restrictions begin on the transport of dangerous goods in the special zone of the 2010 Winter Olympics as published in an interim order by Transport Canada. The interim order describes the types of dangerous goods that are affected and the time of day that they are implemented.

Transport Canada is working closely with its aviation, rail, marine and security departments to help promote seamlessly safe and secure transport of dangerous goods into and out of the Vancouver and Whistler area.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has been assigned overall federal responsibility for 2010 Winter Olympics safety and security planning, with a central focus on the venue. Transport Canada, additionally, has a broader mandate on dangerous goods transportation safety and security during the Olympics to address issues not specifically targeted by safety and security plans from the RCMP.

For full details, please review the Security Programs for Transport Canada of the 2010 Winter Olympics: