Dear CSCA Members:
The Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) has initiated an investigation into possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area, specifically related to congestion experienced in late November and December and the resulting embargos CP placed on some transloaders. The Agency investigation will “look into whether railways have met their service obligations in respect of certain shippers or classes of shippers as a result of measures such as the imposition of permits or embargos, or preferential treatment of one or more commodities over others.”
The Agency will publish a report summarizing the initial findings of the investigation by January 23rd and will hold oral hearings on January 29th and 30th in Vancouver to gather additional information and hear evidence from individuals or organisations directly involved in, or affected by, freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area.
To request participation at the hearing email the inquiry officer at Enquete.ferroviaire-Inquiry.firstname.lastname@example.org. by today, January 18, 2019. Members of the public may also attend on a first come first served basis.
More information on the investigation or the oral hearing can be found on the Vancouver Freight Rail Investigation web page.
Please contact Greg Northey email@example.com if you have any questions.