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RECENT NEWS ARTICLES NOUVELLES GO Transit Receives Outstanding Achievement Award Recognized as Best Large Transit System for 2013 GO Transit is the recipient of a prestigious 2013 American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award. GO won in the large system category, carrying more than 20 million passengers per year. GO Transit received the award at the APTA Awards Ceremony on October 1, 2013. GO Transit received top marks in several areas including customer service, operations, safety and security, marketing and communications, community relations, and employee development and engagement. "We are truly honoured to receive this prestigious award," says Gary McNeil, President of GO Transit, who will be retiring later this year. "GO Transit was recognized as being the best of the best among our peers in a category that includes dozens of North America's largest transit operators. It is through the dedication and commitment of our staff and the Province of Ontario to provide the best possible service to the residents of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, that GO ridership and customer satisfaction continues to grow. I am extremely proud to be part of such a great team." The APTA Awards are given to those individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to advancing public transit in North America and exemplify leadership and excellence. APTA is comprised of more than 1,500 member organizations throughout Canada, the United States and Mexico. GO Transit is Metrolinx's regional public transit system linking Toronto with the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area. GO carries 65.5 million passengers a year in an extensive network of train and bus services that spans more than 11,000 square kilometres. ■ GO remporte le prix Outstanding Achievement Award Dans la catégorie des grands systèmes de transport en commun, GO Transit a obtenu le prix Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award de 2013 de l'American Public Transportation Association (APTA) (anglais seulement). GO Transit s'est démarquée, des 64 systèmes de transport en commun en Amérique du Nord pressentis pour le prix, notamment par son service à la clientèle, son exploitation, sa sûreté et sécurité, son rendement financier, ses relations avec la communauté et ses pratiques environnementales. ■ Railway Association of Canada / Association des chemins de fer du Canada 53

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Fall 2013

President’s Message
Railway Legislation Passes, Regulations to Follow
Railways Support TSB Call for In-Cab Video and Voice if Integrated into SMS
A Fresh Look for GO Transit
Trespassing Seen as Biggest Threat to Rail Safety
Mecfor Innovates with UTV and Creates North American Demand
CN Recognized for Climate Change Transparency with CDP Leadership Position
CN a Transportation Industry Sustainability Leader
GO Transit Receives Outstanding Achievement Award
Update on Railways in Canada
A & B Rail Services
Index to Advertisers

Interchange - Fall 2013