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6/3/2009



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Transport Canada hires consultant to conduct freight-rail service survey


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Transport Canada recently contracted NRG Research Group to conduct a stakeholder survey as part of its freight-rail service review.

The survey, which will examine Canada's rail-based logistics chain, including shippers, terminal operators, ports and vessels, will focus on rail service provided to Canadian shippers and customers.

To be completed by September’s end, the survey “will help to ensure there is a good understanding of issues related to the rail-based logistics system,” said Minister of State (Transport) Rob Merrifield in a prepared statement.

Transport Canada is conducting a freight-rail service review in two phases. Currently under way, phase one calls for completing analytical work to achieve a better understanding of the state of the rail service. Under phase two, Transport Canada will appoint a panel to develop recommendations in consultation with stakeholders and submit a final report to the minister of transport and infrastructure. The report is expected in spring 2010.


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