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Canada's Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra late last week announced proposed amendments to the Transportation Information Regulations that would collect new freight-rail data to enhance transparency and competitiveness.
The amendments would require Class Is to report waybill, traffic, service and performance information to Transport Canada "for the benefit of all rail users," Transport Canada officials said in a press release. The information would provide more relevant and precise information relating to rail service and performance.
Public feedback on the proposed amendments is being collected and considered in the development of the final regulations.
“Having access to more detailed service and performance information for Canada’s rail sector would contribute to even more productive exchanges among supply chain members as they work to move Canadian goods in support of Canada’s future economic success," Alghabra said.