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The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) advocates on behalf of Canada’s key freight, intercity, commuter and tourist rail businesses. The association also has a growing number of associate members ― railways that operate exclusively on industrial sites, and suppliers that provide essential products and services to railways in Canada. Together, RAC’s members are the backbone of Canada’s transportation system, and play a pivotal role in shaping the Canadian economy.

RAC’s mission is to work with regulators, governments and communities across the country, while supporting the interests of Canada’s rail businesses. Whether it’s addressing issues around safety and security, competitiveness, the environment, or innovation, RAC ensures that the views of Canada’s rail industry are heard. RAC also engages in outreach, research and public education campaigns to keep elected and non-elected officials, and the general public, informed of the critical role rail plays in our lives and our country’s economy

RAC Membership

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) represents close to 60 freight and passenger railway companies — railways that transport more than 88 million passengers and more than $328 billion worth of goods across our country each year. As part of the fifth largest rail network in the world, RAC members are the backbone of Canada’s transportation system.

Membership Form

RAC Associate Membership

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) also has a growing number of associate members. These companies are either railways that operate exclusively on industrial sites (industrial railways), or suppliers that provide essential products and services to railways in Canada―everything from technology, to equipment and parts, training and education, and environmental, management, engineering and construction services.

Associate Membership Form