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In terms of fuel consumption,
freight transportation by rail is
about four times more efficient
than trucking. In addition, a
single train car can replace up
to three heavy trucks on
the road.
would make them more attractive to
businesses. For example, shortlines
could upgrade their tracks, which

would eliminate reduced-speed
zones and, as a result, allow for more
efficient movement of goods.
A 2015 study of the Huron
Central Railway shows that freight
transportation by rail is safer, greener
and more economical than truck
transportation. The study shows that,
between 2011 and 2015, the presence
of the railway resulted in potential
savings of $48 million for the region's
public authorities. Without the railway,
this amount would have been invested

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in additional road infrastructure
maintenance ($35 million), highway
accident costs ($11 million) and
greenhouse gas emission costs ($2
million), as a result of trucks producing
three to five times more emissions
than railways.3
Dedicated Aid
Special programs for shortlines are
desirable for all. They would allow for
easier access to funds, while ensuring
the continued improvement and
sustainability of Canada's shortline
rail sector. In 2016, the federal
government established the National
Trade Corridors Fund, a merit-based
program to make Canada's trade
corridors more efficient and reliable.
A budget of $2 billion over 11 years
will be available to all of Canada's
transportation industry players whose
projects will be selected. Local and
regional railways are thus competing
with projects of pan-Canadian scope
and rarely qualify.
Currently, provincial governments,
as well as the federal government,
are investing heavily in rail transit
solutions, whether it's the Réseau
Express Métropolitain network in
Montreal, Metrolinx in the Greater
Toronto Area, or the streetcar project
in Quebec City, to name a few.
Investments in public transit must
help ease congestion on roads and
reduce the environmental footprint of
gasoline-powered cars. By following
this logic, shortlines should be the
next sector to get financial support
from governments, as their positive
impact on the environment is concrete
and integral to the solution to climate
change. ■
References
1. https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/policy/transportscanada-2016.html#ecologiquemerchandise

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2. https://www.canada.ca/environmentchangement-climatique/services/indicateursenvironmentaux/emissions-gaz-effet-serre/
secteur-economic-canadian.html
3. Joubert, Gilles, retrospective Evaluation
Huron Central Rehabilitation Project (2016)
presented to Transport Canada and Ministry
of Northern Ontario Development, Mines and
Forestry, Rosemere.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2018

President’s Message
Capital Improvements
Sustainable Investing
The Smart Choice
Rail Relocation 101
Rail-Government Interface 2018
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Intro
Interchange - Summer 2018 - bellyband1
Interchange - Summer 2018 - bellyband2
Interchange - Summer 2018 - cover1
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - Capital Improvements
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