APAS is applauding approval of the new Rail Modernization Act in the House of Commons, however the bill still needs senate passage.
APAS president Todd Lewis says the legislation paves the way for a more efficient and accountable rail transportation system.
“The railroads will be judged on their performance,” Lewis said. “Hopefully a penalty system will improve service, but sometimes that’s what is needed.”
Lewis is already concerned about backed up grain movement on CN rail.