Most communities in Canada grew up around the railway tracks. As population has grown, issues ranging from noise and vibrations of train operations and idling locomotives, to blocked highway/railway crossings, are common concerns in many municipalities. To build common approaches to the prevention and resolution of issues that arise when people live and work in close proximity to railway operations The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) have jointly created a program known as "Proximity". 

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Locomotive Emissions Monitoring

The Locomotive Emissions Monitoring (LEM) data filing for 2008 has been completed in accordance with the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed on May 15, 2007, between the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), Environment Canada and Transport Canada concerning the emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) and criteria air contaminants (CAC) from locomotives... MORE >