The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) produces a range of publications to keep you up to date on what’s happening in Canada’s rail industry. From our quarterly magazine Interchange to our annual statistical document Rail Trends, RAC’s publications give you insight into the industry’s performance and the current issues it faces.
RAC’s quarterly magazine, Interchange, provides its nearly 2,500 subscribers with an in-depth look at the issues facing Canada’s freight and passenger railways, and their efforts to ensure their safety, competitiveness and sustainability.
RAC publishes its annual, peer-reviewed Locomotive Emissions Monitoring (LEM) Program Report to highlight the progress that Canada’s railways have made towards greenhouse gas intensity reduction targets, and the actions they’ve taken to manage emissions. You can learn more about the LEM Program here.
The report compiles weekly, monthly, and quarterly data from railways and various statistical and regulatory agencies to provide a timely update on the state of the economy, the transportation sector, and freight and passenger rail operations. Links to all data sources are included throughout the report.
Rail Trends is RAC’s annual report on the performance of Canada’s freight and passenger railways. With its rolling 10-year review of financial and statistical results ― everything from safety performance and fuel consumption data, to operating revenues and infrastructure investments ― Rail Trends offers a clear picture of how Canada’s railways are doing.
The Canadian Railway Medical Rules Handbook helps to ensure that railway employees working in positions critical to rail safety are medically fit to do their jobs. The handbook provides background information on how and why the Railway Medical Rules for Positions Critical to Safe Railway Operations were put into place, and sets out guidelines for health officials assessing the medical condition of railway staff.