Transport Canada

The Canadian at Jasper. VIA Rail photo
Commentary

Canada to Create Separate Railway for Corridor HFR (Updated November 11)

Transport Canada confirmed Oct. 31 that state corporation VIA Rail Canada has been shunted aside from its own project to construct and operate an electrified “High Frequency Rail” (HFR) service along the Corridor linking Quebec City, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto—the only profitable route VIA currently covers.

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

Transport Canada to Invest C$5MM in New Transload Facility

The government of Canada will invest nearly C$5 million in funding under the National Trade Corridors National Trade Corridors Fund for the Building Capacity in Canada’s Steel Supply Chain project, Transport Canada announced on Nov. 9. The approximately $10 million project, which will be undertaken by the Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA), will “relieve supply chain congestion at the Port of Hamilton.”

Canada TSB Releases Watchlist 2022

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) on Oct. 26 released its Watchlist 2022, putting a “spotlight on key safety issues and actions needed to make Canada’s transportation system even safer.”

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra

Canadian Supply Chain Task Force Issues Final Report

Transport Canada announced on Oct. 6 that Minister Omar Alghabra is reviewing “with great interest” the recently released National Supply Chain Task Force’s final report, which focuses on “areas of action, collaboration and transformation” and will aid in the creation of a National Supply Chain Strategy for the country.