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Rail Safety Week #StopTrackTragedies

Tragically, every year dozens of Canadians are killed on railway tracks or crossings and more are injured. During Rail Safety Week 2019 (September 23 to 29), we are thankful for the important work being done by our members across Canada, along with organizations like Operation Lifesaver, to make rail travel safer for everyone – passengers, operators, pedestrians, motorists, first responders, and loved ones.

CUTA Launches Safety & Security Working Group

This year, CUTA established a new Safety & Security Working Group that will meet for the first time on Thursday, November 14 as part of our Annual Conference and Transit Show in Calgary. Along with several rail-themed sessions, the conference also includes for the first time a special International Rail Forum for North America in collaboration with UITP.

On Wednesday, November 13, there will be a full day of safety and security sessions. This will include two morning safety sessions and a full afternoon of security sessions in partnership with Transport Canada’s Surface Transportation team. This day of sessions is called the Safety & Security Roundtable and will cover topics including bus, rail, health, cybersecurity, infrastructure and more. CUTA members registered for the conference can attend the roundtable and/or the working group meeting at no additional fee but are asked to register here.

If you still want to be involved but are not able to attend in person this fall, not to worry. The new working group is committed to engaging with CUTA members across the country between in-person meetings. The group is also counting on volunteers to work on several initiatives. If you want to stay informed and be involved, please send an email expressing your interest to membership@cutaactu.ca.

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