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Transport Canada

Increasing safety of Canadians by investing in rail improvements


Minister Garneau announces new rail safety program targeted at reducing incidents and accidents on rail lines October 12, 2016 – Montréal, Quebec – Transport Canada The Government of Canada is significantly increasing its investment, and expanding eligibility criteria to reduce … Continue reading

12 October 2016 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Minister Garneau to make announcement on rail safety


Minister Garneau to make announcement on rail safety Montréal, Quebec — October 11, 2016 — The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make an important announcement concerning rail safety in Canada. Date: October 12, 2016 Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern … Continue reading

12 October 2016 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders: a Sword of Damocles


Ottawa, September 20, 2016 – Officers of the Teamsters Union have reacted strongly to some of the conclusions revealed yesterday by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) with respect to locomotive voice and video recorders. The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference (TCRC) … Continue reading

4 October 2016 | Posted in Railways, Transport Canada, TSB | Leave a comment


Government of Canada conducts train derailment exercise to improve collaboration and response capabilities


Maple Ridge, British Columbia Government of Canada On March 12 and 13, 2016, Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), will conduct Exercise Vulcan to improve Canada’s response capabilities … Continue reading

13 March 2016 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Transport Canada scrutinized for safety snafus


Written by  David Thomas, Canadian Contributing Editor – Railway Age The reputation of Canada’s much-criticized rail regulator is being further pummeled, both by its elected master and by the union representing line-side safety inspectors. The Canadian government revealed March 9, … Continue reading

12 March 2016 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Treasury Board to oversee Transport Canada’s budget decisions


BILL CURRY – OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail The Liberal government has placed Transport Canada under special oversight for repeatedly missing internal financial targets, The Globe and Mail has learned – a highly unusual move targeting a federal department. A special … Continue reading

10 March 2016 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


The Government of Canada and VIA Rail Canada announce major improvements


Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, and Mr. Yves Desjardins-Siciliano,President and Chief Executive Officer of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail), announced today a significant investment to increase the safety and efficiency of VIA Rail’s Ottawa-Montreal rail … Continue reading

31 July 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Transport Canada approves new rules to secure trains


Strengthening handbrake requirements and preventing runaway trains July 29, 2015 – Ottawa – Transport Canada Transport Canada issued the following statement on train securement: “Today we have reached another important milestone in response to recommendations from the Transportation Safety Board … Continue reading

30 July 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Minister Raitt advances transportation collaboration with South Korea


OTTAWA /CNW/ – The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Action Plan with South Korea to promote cooperation in the field of transport, with a focus on gateways, air and rail transportation activities. … Continue reading

18 July 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment


Canada eyes impact of long oil trains on railway track integrity


By Allison Martell (Reuters) – Canadian officials are studying the impact of long oil trains on the integrity of the country’s railway tracks, Transport Minister Lisa Raitt said on Friday. Raitt said the research is part of the federal transport … Continue reading

10 July 2015 | Posted in Transport Canada | Leave a comment