Municipalities and Industry Join Together in Rail Advocacy Initiative

Alberta Forest Products Association
January 26, 2023
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

EDMONTON, Alberta – The Community Rail Advocacy Alliance (CRAA) brings together 20 unique voices across municipalities, industry representatives from agriculture and forestry, and regional economic groups to advocate for better rail service across Alberta and Western Canada. …Previously, members have worked individually to advocate for key legislative and regulatory changes in the rail industry without success. By joining together, members are hopeful that their unified, collaborative voice will be heard by Ottawa, CN, CP, and its regulators. …“The past several years have shown how fragile and vital our supply chains are. We want to see significant investment in our railway network for strengthened infrastructure, rolling stock, and human resources to keep Alberta’s and Canada’s supply chains on track,” stated Brock Mulligan, Senior Vice President of Alberta Forest Products Association. “Despite municipal boundaries, industry goals, or private interests, we all want Alberta to have equitable, reliable railcar access to support our economies and communities.”

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