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Associate Member Profile: Siemens Mobility Limited

Rail innovation involves safety, sustainability, and technological efficiency. When it comes to passenger rail, it also involves particular emphasis on the digitalization of rolling stock and communications systems, customers’ on-board experience, and aesthetics (in urban centres especially).  Global companies like RAC associate member Siemens Mobility Limited. are investing in Canada in hopes of shaping the […]

Ontario Northland: Supporting the Economy through Innovation and Safety

There’s been a lot of attention in recent years on Northern Ontario’s economic potential. Dubbed the ‘Ring of Fire Region’ by some, Northern Ontario is rich in critical minerals that are needed around the world. Economic development efforts will depend on improved rail service. RAC member Ontario Northland will play a big role in supporting […]

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 […]

Member Profile | CSX Corporation

CSX Corporation: Capitalizing on the efficiency of rail transportation to serve America CSX Corporation is an RAC member based in Jacksonville, Florida. Its vast 19,500 route mile network extends across 23 American states and the District of Columbia, and into two Canadian terminals – Sarnia, Ontario and Beauharnois, Québec. In all, CSX carries mixed freight […]

Associate Member Profile | Colliers Project Leaders

COLLIERS PROJECT LEADERS: WORKING TO MAKE CANADIAN RAIL SAFER AND MORE EFFICIENT Having grown up in Calgary, Kim Turner remembers walking with her father along sections of the Bow River with rail lines running nearby. She recalls hearing of a family friend who lived in Winnipeg and worked as an electrical engineer for a rail […]

Associate Member Profile | Greeman Asset Management Solutions

Greeman Asset Management Solutions is RAC’s newest associate member. Headquartered in Winnipeg and serving asset-dependent firms in North America and globally, Greeman provides asset management advisory and consulting services to organizations with large portfolios of physical assets. We recently spoke with Suzane Greeman about how the firm’s solutions can help RAC members to holistically manage […]

Member Profile | Southern Railway of British Columbia, Limited

Keith Nordin remembers when the air raid sirens started sounding from the American side of the Canada-U.S. border. Customs officers yelled to him, asking if he could see a crest of water from his vantage point. He couldn’t. And, rather than crest, the water crept up slowly. “A lot of the damage to flood protection […]

Associate Member Profile | Dominion Railway Services

When Shawn I. Smith says he is a railroader, he does so with pride in his voice and nearly four decades of experience under his belt. Shawn has worked in rail since his teens. He still marvels at the work ethic and grit of frontline workers who toil nights, weekends, and through weather extremes – […]

Associate Member Profile | Rail-Werks Inc.

Rail-Werx, a Railway of Canada associate member, provides training, auditing, and other consulting services to rail operators to ensure they are meeting regulatory compliance.

Member Profile | Canadian Pacific Railway

In a world of online shopping and globalized supply chains, delivering reliably becomes mission critical for rail companies. At CP, efficiency and safety go together – with technology driving the way forward.