Federal Transit News
TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As cannabis becomes legal for recreational consumption in Canada, the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) calls on the federal government to establish clear rules to permit transit systems to randomly test employees who work in safety-sensitive positions for substance impairment, where necessary. Random testing would serve as an additional tool for transit systems to reinforce safety in public transport and urban mobility across the country.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet on July 18, 2018. In this shuffle, François-Philippe Champagne was appointed as the new Minister of Infrastructure and Communities. Amarjeet Sohi, a champion of transit who had held the title of Minister of Infrastructure and Communities since 2015, will become the new Minister of Natural Resources.
The voice of transit to government
When making decisions such as developing policies or budgets, the federal government seeks the input, expertise, knowledge and opinion of key stakeholders and industry experts.This feedback is provided in various ways and is referred to as a ‘government submission’. CUTA is Canada’s voice for public transit and plays a significant role in advising and providing government submissions by: