Canada’s railways are key to addressing climate change -they are the most environmentally sound way to move freight and people over land. Railroads are responsible for only 1.1% of Canada’s total GHG emissions, and 3.8% of Canada’s transportation sector GHG emissions.
Since 2003, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and the Railway Association of Canada have been working together to raise awareness of proximity issues that occur when developments are located next to railway operations.
Canadian railways are among the safest in the world -something we are extremely proud of. Our members follow strict guidelines to ensure that Canadians who work in rail or who live near rail are always protected.