Presidents Messages

RAIL AND SUSTAINABILTY: A ray of light in a dreary world 

With everything going on in the world these days, with so much strife and division taking up oxygen on the news, on our social feeds, and in our public discourse, we can easily lose sight of the positive. We may forget that we have the capacity, individually and collectively, to contribute to making life better […]

Rail innovators are providing answers to some of this country’s ‘big-picture’ questions

Canadian railroaders have always been innovators making exciting contributions to our country’s development. To build and settle this country, railroaders imported still-nascent European technology and performed engineering marvels to push across the Prairies and to the Pacific. Today, rail companies of all types and all sizes continue to apply new technologies in new ways in […]

Resiliency is more than a buzzword, it is part of rail’s legacy and daily reality

Resiliency had become a buzzword of sorts even before the pandemic. Over the last two years, it’s become an even hotter topic. From environmental to economic to health and wellness resiliency and more, resiliency is all the rage. But, for Canadian railroaders, it’s not a concept that’s just recently hit it big; resiliency and grit […]

Delivering for Canadians – in 2021 and well beyond

The word unprecedented is overused by a lot of people. For Canadian railroaders, however, it is a fitting term to describe the events of 2021. Freight rail companies rang in this year adjusting to global supply change pressures aggravated by the COVID pandemic. Passenger and commuter rail operators were either halted in their tracks or […]

Rail Safety – It’s A Shared Responsibility

For Canadian railroaders, safety is a constant preoccupation. It is the currency of rail operations. And it is central to our social contract with the communities we serve. The annual Rail Safety Week is a way for us to drive that message home for people outside of our industry – to every Canadian family. This […]

Wrapping Up Summer 2021

Summer is coming to an end and it’s to reflect on everything that happened in the last two months.

Reflecting on Canadian Indigenous History Month

Tân’si. OKI. Boozhoo. Aaaniin. Shé:kon. Pjil’asi. Kwe kwe. Wha Chii Ya. Gilakas’la. Kii-te-daas a. Wa.é ák.wé. Greetings, all. June is Indigenous History Month in Canada. The first day of summer also coincides with National Indigenous Peoples Day. This year, these observances are also marked with painful reminders of our collective past: the discovery of the […]

Canadian Railways: Leading In Innovation

Anyone who might be inclined to think of Canada’s railway as innovators, clearly doesn’t know an RAC member. In every corner of our industry, across segments, and in companies big and small, rail innovation is happening daily. Rail truly is integral to Canada’s future – economically, environmentally, and in ways that are only beginning to come into focus.