Transport Canada’s National Trade Corridors Fund (NTCF) has received an additional C$1.9 billion (US$1.52 billion) to finance new projects that support Canadian road, rail, air and marine shipping route improvements “to foster domestic and international trade.”
Tshiuetin, the first Indigenous owned and operated railroad in Canada, will receive C$55 million (US$44.1 million) from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the government of Quebec for modernization efforts.
A Canadian community in British Columbia, Canadian Pacific (CP) and CN are in the midst of support and recovery efforts, and Transport Canada has issued a Ministerial Order for the Class I railroads to cease area train movements for 48 hours, starting July 9.
A glimpse of actual progress teased the passenger rail industry July 6 when the Canadian government unveiled previously obscure details of its long-running High Frequency Rail (HFR) program.
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is investigating the country’s higher rate of highway-rail grade crossing accidents during the winter months, while Transport Canada has increased fines for rail trespassing and for “not giving way” at crossings.
Canada’s Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Authority will receive C$6.4 million from Transport Canada’s Airport Critical Infrastructure Program for the construction of a light rail transit (LRT) station. In addition, New Jersey Transit (NJ Transit) has launched a Map My Ride™ feature on its mobile app to track trains and buses.
Transport Canada has released changes to track safety rules following a 2020 Ministerial Order (MO) to address “major risks that could cause derailments due to the condition of railway infrastructure.”
Northern Ontario’s Huron Central Railway (HCRY) will not stop running on June 30.
Transport Canada’s Rail Safety Improvement Program for 2021-22 will distribute C$21 million to 135 projects covering public education and awareness as well as infrastructure, technology and research.
Transport Canada has released two Ministerial Orders, under the Railway Safety Act, to further reduce the risk of uncontrolled rail equipment moves.