FAQs: Railway Costing Regulations

1. What is the purpose of these regulations?

The Railway Costing Regulations set out the rules for determining railway variable costs, which stipulate that variable costs shall include the increases and decreases in rail operating expenses resulting from changes in the volume of traffic.

2. What are the key elements of these regulations?

The Railway Costing Regulations apply in respect of cost submissions filed to the Canadian Transportation Agency by all railway companies under its jurisdiction.

3. How do these regulations affect Canadian businesses?

Railway companies that file cost submissions to the Canadian Transportation Agency must calculate costs pursuant to the Railway Costing Regulations.

4. Where can I get more information?

For more information contact:

Canadian Transportation Agency

Ottawa, ON
K1A 0N9

Telephone: 1-888-222-2592
TTY: 1-800-669-5575
Fax: 819-997-6727

E-mail : info@otc-cta.gc.ca
Website: www.cta.gc.ca

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