Small Saskatchewan Town a Testing Ground for Rail Innovation
Unity, Saskatchewan (population 2600) is like many towns that dot the landscape of the Canadian Prairies. It’s located at the intersection of two highways. It’s also at the junction of two rail lines. The telecommunications tower at Unity’s rail station is serving as a test site for a concept seeking to support the continuous improvement process of rail reliability and efficiency. In this case, the focus is to improve advanced rail communications in rural and remote Canada.
Associate Member Profile | Wabtec
Wabtec is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions, and value-added services for the freight and transit rail sectors. Offering “transportation solutions that move and improve the world,” Wabtec has more than 27,000 employees working in more than 50 countries. The company calls its employees “architects of the future.” And innovation is at the core of a value system aimed at “raising the bar for safety, quality, talent, and value.”
Member Profile | Essex Terminal Railway
An innovative approach to track inspections by Essex Terminal Railway (ETR) is proving not only that a picture is worth a thousand words, but also that visual reports can save time, money, and even lives.
Member Profile | Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Inc.
Tshiuetin Rail Transportation, Inc. is a Railway Association of Canada member that is making history with every trip. Created by the First Nations of Uashat Mak Mani-Utenam, Matimekush-Lac John and Kawawachikamach, Tshiuetin is the first railway in Canada to be entirely Indigenous-owned. Tshiuetin offers critical rail services between Sept-Îles, Québec, Emeril Junction, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Schefferville, Québec. James Berubé is the Director of Operations for Tshiuetin.
Associate Member Profile | BCIT School of Transportation’s Railway Training
While BCIT is one of three providers of post-secondary railway training in Canada, the school is the only one with its own certified, operational railway. It is also the first to divide the Railway Association of Canada (RAC)’s rail curriculum into three distinct courses for part-time study.
The Power of Data is Saving Fuel for the Rail Industry
The rail industry has long been one of the most fuel-efficient methods of transportation for both freight and passenger service. The ongoing investment in clean and green technology has continued to push the rail industry above others, such as vehicle and air travel, as the least polluting mode of transportation.
We've Come a Long Way Since the Last Spike
Today’s railways use cutting-edge technologies and process improvements to promote safety, enhance customer service and reduce their environmental footprint. Click to learn more.