Sustainability

VIA Rail: Moving with you and moving the needle on EDI

VIA Rail is currently hard at work modernizing its passenger rail services and infrastructure. The Crown Corporation (and long-time RAC member) is focused on offering safe, reliable, and enjoyable travel experiences for all. VIA’s commitment to sustainable travel is not just environmental, nor economic – it’s about reflecting and serving the needs of all Canadians […]

CHARTING A PATH TOWARD “DEEP DECARBONIZATION”

A soon-to-be-released report on further reducing Canadian rail’s carbon footprint is a potent signal that the rail sector’s 26-year-old memorandum of understanding (MoU) with regulator Transport Canada continues to produce generational results. The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) partnered with Transport Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Natural Resources Canada, the Delphi Group and Pollution […]

Associate Member Profile | A&B Rail Services Ltd

A&B Rail Services Ltd. is a railway solutions company that goes the extra mile when it comes to Indigenous participation and partnership. The nature of its business means A&B works in Canada’s largest urban environments and in many remote and Northern communities.

Member Profile | Keewatin Railway Company

Keewatin Railway Company (KRC) recently marked a milestone anniversary. Fifteen years ago, in the spring of 2006, KRC began operations as a lifeline to several northern Manitoba communities that both built and relied upon rail, and whose futures were very uncertain in the time leading up to KRC’s creation.

Associate Member Profile | Drain-All Ltd.

Drain-All is headquartered in Ottawa with operating facilities in both Ottawa and Napanee, Ontario. Yet, as a trusted member of the Canadian Emergency Response Contractors Alliance, crews are sometimes called to go further afield – on their own or to support other contractors.

Member Profile | Cando Rail & Terminals Ltd.

When it comes to sustainability, ‘can-do’ isn’t just a name, it’s an ethos. Brandon-based Cando Rail Services got its start as a rail salvage company and found success in making all that was old new again. In 1978, Cando’s co-founder, Gord Peters, quit an oilfield job when he and partner Rick Hammond found a neat niche: ripping old rail track out of abandoned lines across rural Canada, and repurposing it in environmentally responsible ways.

Rail is Green Transportation

Railways move people and goods, while doing good. They reduce traffic on our highways, save energy and help to curb greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Click to learn more.