Minister of Transport announces requirement to provide more freight rail data to help strengthen Canada’s supply chain

By Transport Canada
Cision Newswire
January 9, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada

OTTAWA, ON – The Government of Canada is taking action to strengthen our national supply chains… Canada’s freight rail system is a key component of our supply chains, moving more than 332 million tonnes of Canadian goods to market each year. Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced amendments to the Transportation Information Regulations to increase supply chain transparency and create a better understanding of the performance of Canada’s freight rail sector for the benefit of all rail users. These amendments aim to strengthen the accountability of freight rail service providers, by requiring major railways to provide Transport Canada with enhanced service and performance information. This information will significantly enhance the value of the information being collected and it will be published weekly on the Government of Canada’s Transportation Data and Information Hub to provide Canadians with a better picture of end-to-end freight rail performance.

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