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Let’s Talk Freight-Rail Data

The Transportation Modernization Act (TMA) introduced a new requirement for class 1 rail carriers to submit detailed waybill (rate) data, along with public service and performance information for their Canadian operations.

Transport Canada (TC) is launching a regulatory process to:

  • Amend the Transportation Information Regulations (TIR) to collect data currently collected under the TMA; and,
  • Refine and potentially expand the rail data that is collected.

Refining and expanding data would primarily be aimed at increasing the transparency of Canada’s freight-rail network, particularly in respect of railway service and performance.

We invite railways, freight-rail users, and interested Canadians to share their feedback on the type of data needed to better understand Canada’s freight-rail system.

For more information on what is currently collected under the TIR and TMA, and options for changes to freight rail data collection, contact TC.freightrail-fretferroviaire.TC@tc.gc.ca for a copy of the discussion paper, Freight Rail Data Regulations: Refining the Data Requirements of the Transportation Modernization Act.

How to participate

We want to hear from you! Provide your feedback by May 31, 2019.

  • Read the discussion paper
  • Fill out the discussion paper questionnaire and submit by email
  • Choose to respond to the discussion forum questions in any of the following ways:
    • Through the “Join the conversation” tab below;
    • Submit a formal written submission using the “Submissions” tab;
    • Directly by email.

To get started, click “Register” at the top of the page or sign in.

The Transportation Modernization Act (TMA) introduced a new requirement for class 1 rail carriers to submit detailed waybill (rate) data, along with public service and performance information for their Canadian operations.

Transport Canada (TC) is launching a regulatory process to:

  • Amend the Transportation Information Regulations (TIR) to collect data currently collected under the TMA; and,
  • Refine and potentially expand the rail data that is collected.

Refining and expanding data would primarily be aimed at increasing the transparency of Canada’s freight-rail network, particularly in respect of railway service and performance.

We invite railways, freight-rail users, and interested Canadians to share their feedback on the type of data needed to better understand Canada’s freight-rail system.

For more information on what is currently collected under the TIR and TMA, and options for changes to freight rail data collection, contact TC.freightrail-fretferroviaire.TC@tc.gc.ca for a copy of the discussion paper, Freight Rail Data Regulations: Refining the Data Requirements of the Transportation Modernization Act.

How to participate

We want to hear from you! Provide your feedback by May 31, 2019.

  • Read the discussion paper
  • Fill out the discussion paper questionnaire and submit by email
  • Choose to respond to the discussion forum questions in any of the following ways:
    • Through the “Join the conversation” tab below;
    • Submit a formal written submission using the “Submissions” tab;
    • Directly by email.

To get started, click “Register” at the top of the page or sign in.