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Canadian Transportation Agency seeks public review of proposed regs


The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has published proposed amendments to regulations under the Canada Transportation Act and is seeking public comment.

The proposed regulations would make amendments needed to align with changes made to the Canada Transportation Act in recent years, including under the Transportation Modernization Act, according to a CTA press release.

The regulations would also prescribe filing requirements for freight-rail companies so that the CTA can validate that they are carrying appropriate minimum third party liability insurance coverage, and subject them to administrative monetary penalties of up to $25,000 per violation.

The proposed regulations represent Phase 4 of the CTA's Regulatory Modernization Initiative, and follow consultations held in the summer and fall of 2018. 

The consultation process included 20 meetings with representatives from Canadian and U.S. passenger and freight railroads, rail tourism operators, industry associations, grain shipper associations, associations representing logistics and freight management, shippers and other industry experts.

Comments may be submitted via this link until April 29.

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