Canada Transportation Act Review: report now available

The Canada Transportation Act (CTA) Review, commissioned in 2014 is now available for download from Transport Canada. It is issued as two pdf files of 286 pp., 5.3 MB and 230 pp., 7.7 MB respectively.

Volume 1, “Pathways: Connecting Canada’s Transportation System to the World” consists of the report itself, while Volume 2 consists of the supporting Appendices that outline commissioned research and public submissions.

Volume 1 Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Points of Departure
  • Chapter 2: Governance
  • Chapter 3: Linking Trade and Transportation
  • Chapter 4: The North
  • Chapter 5: Innovation
  • Chapter 6: Climate Change
  • Chapter 7: Access and Accessibility
  • Chapter 8: Rail Transport
  • Chapter 8.1: Freight Rail
  • Chapter 8.2: Transport of Grain
  • Chapter 8.3: Passenger Rail
  • Chapter 9: Air Transport
  • Chapter 10: Marine Transport
  • Chapter 11: Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Chapter 12: Summary
  • Chapter 13: Recommendations

Volume 2 Table of Contents

  • Appendix A: Economic Context
  • Appendix B: Governance
  • Appendix C: Linking Trade and Transportation
  • Appendix D: The North
  • Appendix E: Innovation
  • Appendix F: Climate Change
  • Appendix G: Access and Accessibility
  • Appendix H: Freight Rail
  • Appendix I: Transport of Grain
  • Appendix J: Passenger Rail
  • Appendix K: Air Transport
  • Appendix L: Marine Transport
  • Appendix M: Canadian Transportation Agency
  • Appendix N: Mandate and Terms of Reference
  • Appendix O: Submissions and Consultations
  • Appendix P: The Team
  • Appendix Q: Glossary

The CTA Review report is available here.

Abstracts of the commissioned research reports are also available here. The research reports consist of:

  • AECOM: Overview and Long-Term Outlook for Inter-City Passenger Rail
  • Robert C. Ashby: Comparative Analysis of Canadian & U.S. Approaches to Accessible Transportation Standards
  • Asia Pacific Foundation: Understanding Asia in 2030 and the Implications for Canadian Transportation Policy
  • Gordon Baldwin: Multi-modal Data Dashboard – Performance and Management for Strategic Decisions: An Examination of Federal Transportation Data
  • CAPA Centre for Aviation: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Restricting and Liberalising International Air Access To Canada
  • CBS Capitol Business Solutions: Comparison of Canadian and U.S. Approaches to Transportation Accessibility
  • Colorado State University: Incentives and Subsidies for Greening Freight Transportation Supply Chains
  • John Coleman: Freight Rail Transportation in Canada: The Interrelationships Among Capacity, Congestion, System Optimization, and Levels of Service
  • Conference Board of Canada: A Strategic Approach to Transportation Infrastructure Funding in Canada
  • CPCS Transcom Limited: Global Scan of Penalties and Associated Regimes for Railway Service Breaches
  • CPCS Transcom Limited: Impact of Future Bulk Commodity Flows on the Canadian Transportation System
  • CPCS Transcom Limited: Report on the Western Grain Transportation Maximum Revenue Entitlement
  • Dawson Strategic: United States’ Transportation Supply Chain Barriers
  • Dr. Bruce Doern: The Relevance of Common Carrier Provision in the Context of “Social License” and Social Regulation Concepts: Key Priorities, Complexity and Legitimacy in Long Term Canadian National Transportation Policy and Governance
  • Ann Frye Limited: Comparing Canadian and European Approaches to Transportation Accessibility
  • Ann Frye Limited: Comparative Analysis of Canadian & European approaches to accessible transportation standards
  • Brendon Hemily on behalf of ITS Canada: Surface Transportation-related Technological Innovation in Canada and Abroad
  • John Higginbotham: Canadian Arctic Marine Transportation: Long-term Challenges and Opportunities – Unlocking Economic and Natural Resource Development
  • IBI Group: Canada’s Transportation System: Identification of “Critical Trade-Related Infrastructure” and Approaches to Funding
  • ICF International: Action to Take to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Rail
  • Institute on Governance: Port Governance Review
  • Kieran MAS: International Comparison of Passenger Rail Systems
  • MariNova Consulting Ltd.: Analysis of Short Sea Shipping and Extending the Seaway Season
  • Mary R. Brooks Transportation Consulting: Port Performance Measures- Identification, Summary and Assessment of Port Fluidity and Congestion Measures
  • PBX Engineering Ltd.: Supply Chain Technological Innovation
  • PROLOG Canada Inc.: A Preview of Northern Resource Corridor Development: Prospects for Arctic and Northern Surface and Marine Corridors
  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre: Consumer Protections for Airline Passengers
  • René Drolet Consulting Services: Action to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Marine Vessels
  • Research and Traffic Group: Overview of Long-term Scenarios for Regional and Remote Passenger Rail in Canada
  • RP Erickson & Associates: Comparison of Approaches for Supporting, Protecting & Encouraging Remote Air Services
  • Brad Tipler: Utilizing Wireless Communication Applications to Improve Transportation Safety and Efficiency
  • University of Manitoba – Transport Institute: An Assessment of Foreign Investment Limits on Air Service Provision in Canada
  • University of Toronto, Institute for Aerospace Studies: Actions to Reduce the Climate Change Impact of the Aviation Sector
  • Van Horne Institute and PROLOG Canada: Over-dimensional Loads – A Canadian Solution