Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on March 28 tabled Budget 2023.

Canada FY2023 Budget: $262MM for Rail

Among the proposals included in the Canadian government’s 2023 budget, tabled March 28 by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, are those slated to “strengthen Canada’s transportation systems and supply chain infrastructure,” such as the establishment of a Transportation Supply Chain Office and a temporary extension, on a pilot basis, of the interswitching limit in the prairie provinces “to strengthen rail competition.” Also proposed: investing C$210.0 million over five years in VIA Rail Canada.

RAC: Canada Rail Rates ‘Among Lowest in World’

Canada’s rail freight rates are among the lowest of the 10 countries surveyed, according to a recent report by CPCS conducted on behalf of the Railway Association of Canada (RAC).

RAC Issues 2022 Rail Trends Report

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has published the 30th edition of its Rail Trends report, providing a ten-year performance overview (2012-2021) of its member passenger and freight railroads.

Pictured: CN’s Senior Director Operational Technology Luc Fiset and Chief, Technology and Supply Chain Rahim Karmali accepting the RAC 2022 Safety Award from RAC President and CEO Marc Brazeau. (Photograph Courtesy of CN, via Twitter)

RAC Recognizes Members for Safety

Five Railway Association of Canada (RAC) members have earned awards for their commitment to safety.

RAC Releases Locomotive Emissions Monitoring Report

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) on Nov. 3 released its Locomotive Emissions Monitoring (LEM) report, which found that “pioneering investments by Canadian railways in fleet renewal, fuel-saving technologies, employee training and low-carbon fuels are driving emissions reductions in the rail sector.”

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra

Govt. of Canada, Canadian Rail Industry to Provide Rail Assistance to Ukraine

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on Sept. 28 met with the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, the Ambassador of Ukraine and officials from the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) during the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) 41st Assembly to “identify areas of collaborative rail assistance to Ukraine.”

RAC Issues 10-Year Canadian Rail Snapshot

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has published the 29th edition of its Rail Trends report, providing a ten-year performance overview (2011-20) of its member passenger and freight railroads.

RAC Members Earn Safety, Environmental Awards

Three Railway Association of Canada (RAC) member railroads have earned the association’s safety and environmental awards for 2021.

Four Railroaders Earn Environmental Achievement Awards (UPDATED)

Railroad Environmental Conference organizers recognized Norfolk Southern’s Josh Raglin, Union Pacific’s Christi Hornick and Association of American Railroads’ Robert Fronczak with Career Environmental Achievement awards, and NS’ Robert Scoble with the Professional Environmental Excellence Award at their 2021 virtual event, held Oct. 26-27.

RAC Releases 10-Year Canadian Rail Snapshot

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has published the 28th edition of its Trends Report, providing a ten-year performance overview (2010-19) of its member passenger and freight railroads.

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