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Sep 23, 2019, 12:00 ET RAC urges Canadians to act safely around railway tracks and trains

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2019 /CNW/ - From September 23 to 29, 2019, Canada is marking the 17th annual Rail Safety Week—and the Railway Association of Canada (RAC) is taking the opportunity to remind the...


Sep 16, 2019, 12:00 ET Canada's Rail Safety Award winners for 2019 - Railway Association of Canada

OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today announced the winners of its 2019 Safety Awards which recognize RAC members for their outstanding contributions to rail...


Apr 12, 2019, 13:10 ET Canada's railways continue to support rail safety improvements

OTTAWA, April 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today welcomed Transport Minister Marc Garneau's response to the recommendations of the Railway Safety Act review panel. The RAC ...


Apr 09, 2019, 15:08 ET Fourth Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the Railway Association of Canada and the Federal Government for Reducing Locomotive Emissions

OTTAWA, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The Railway of Canada (RAC) is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Transport Canada to establish voluntary reduction targets...


Nov 27, 2018, 18:00 ET RAC recognizes 2018 Safety Award winners

OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today presented awards for outstanding safety leadership in 2018 to four of its members – CP, VIA Rail, Cando Rail Services and...


Aug 03, 2016, 08:00 ET Canada's railways release new video to promote free national emergency response training program

OTTAWA, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's railways today released a new promotional video about TRANSCAER® – the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative. Led by Chemistry...


Jun 16, 2016, 08:00 ET Railways partner with Canadian fire chiefs to promote the AskRail™ app

OTTAWA, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's railways today released a new promotional video about the AskRail app – a mobile application that gives first responders real-time information about railcar...


May 12, 2016, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media advisory - VIA Rail President Yves Desjardins-Siciliano and CN Engineering VP David Ferryman to deliver opening addresses at Canadian Rail Summit 2016/

Canada's leading rail industry event will feature a 60-exhibitor trade show, and workshops on key issues such as safety, trade, infrastructure and innovation MONTREAL, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The...


May 11, 2016, 08:00 ET Media advisory - VIA Rail President Yves Desjardins-Siciliano and CN Engineering VP David Ferryman to deliver opening addresses at Canadian Rail Summit 2016

Canada's leading rail industry event will feature a 60-exhibitor trade show, and workshops on key issues such as safety, trade, infrastructure and innovation MONTREAL, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - The...


Mar 15, 2016, 11:13 ET Canada's railways celebrate the induction of Saint-Lambert, Que., into the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame

OTTAWA, March 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Railway Association of Canada (RAC) member-company CN yesterday formally acknowledged the induction of Saint-Lambert, Que. into the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame...


Dec 15, 2015, 09:10 ET Report finds comparable safety records for railways and pipelines moving crude oil

OTTAWA, Dec.15, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Railways and pipelines are equally safe means of transporting crude oil, according to a report comparing safety data for each mode. The report – Canadian Crude Oil ...


Aug 25, 2015, 14:23 ET Canada's railways launch French version of their popular AskRailTM app

Mobile app gives Canadian first responders real-time dangerous goods information OTTAWA, Aug. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's railways unveiled a French version of their AskRailTM app today, now providing...


May 28, 2015, 08:00 ET Railways announce new mobile app to give Canadian first responders real-time dangerous goods information

OTTAWA, May 28, 2015 /CNW/ - Canada's railways are launching their new AskRail app, aimed at providing emergency responders with real-time information about a train's rail-car contents in the event...


May 06, 2015, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - Southern Ontario firefighters to receive industry-sponsored transportation emergency response training

OTTAWA, May 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend a training session for southern Ontario emergency responders on how to safely respond to a transportation incident involving flammable liquids. ...


Feb 04, 2015, 15:04 ET Montreal adopts new guidelines for residential developments near railway operations

OTTAWA, Feb. 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The City of Montreal has become the first major urban area in Canada to adopt the Guidelines for New Development in Proximity to Railway Operations into its long-term...


Dec 02, 2014, 18:00 ET Railway Association of Canada honours 2014 safety award winners

OTTAWA, Dec. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) today recognized four of its members for their outstanding contributions to rail safety. Representatives from CN, CP, VIA Rail,...


Sep 22, 2014, 08:00 ET City of Montreal wins Merrill Henderson Award for its leadership in community-railway proximity awareness

MONTREAL, Sept. 22, 2014 /CNW/ - The City of Montreal has been selected as the first-ever recipient of the Merrill Henderson Award for its proactive approach in identifying and planning for new...


Sep 19, 2014, 08:00 ET Media Advisory - CN President Claude Mongeau to address Canadian Rail Summit & RSI/CMA 2014

Major railway industry event will showcase latest trends, technology MONTREAL, Sept. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada, the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers, and the...


Apr 28, 2014, 08:30 ET Operation Lifesaver launches Public-Rail Safety Week 2014 under theme See Tracks? Think Train!

OTTAWA, April 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Operation Lifesaver (OL), Canada's national rail safety awareness program, is reminding everyone to See Tracks? Think Train! during its annual Public-Rail Safety Week...


Nov 20, 2013, 12:01 ET Railways Support Protective Direction 32 on Disclosure of Dangerous Goods

OTTAWA, Nov. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's railway industry welcomes the Minister of Transport's announcement of a Protective Direction under section 32 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act,...


Nov 07, 2013, 11:45 ET Rail industry focused on improving safety while benefitting domestic and global economies, says RAC President and CEO Michael Bourque

OTTAWA, Nov. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - The rail sector is squarely focused on improving an already strong safety record as it remains the backbone of Canada's domestic and international supply chains, said...


Jun 11, 2013, 16:30 ET Canadian Railways Support TSB Call for In-Cab Locomotive Voice and Video Recorders

OTTAWA, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada is supportive of recommendations made today by the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) regarding the installation of in-cab...


Jun 11, 2013, 10:09 ET Railway Association of Canada commentary on TSB Railway Investigation Report and Recommendations

OTTAWA, June 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Railway Association of Canada's President and CEO Michael Bourque will be available for media interviews following the release of the Transportation Safety Board of...


May 31, 2013, 06:00 ET Local Governments and Railway Sector Unveil New Railway Proximity Guidelines

VANCOUVER, May 31, 2013 /CNW/ - FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show - The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) today unveiled brand new land use...


Jan 29, 2013, 08:30 ET Canadian Railway Hall of Fame (CRHF) Accepting nominations

OTTAWA, Jan. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Railway Hall of Fame (CRHF) is currently accepting nominations to recognize individuals, communities and technologies that have been instrumental in...