What is TRACCS?
Transit Rail Association for Canadian Contractors, Maintainers and Standards
TRACCS is a Non-Profit Association of contractors, operators and maintainers in rail, OCS, signal construction, and communication system coming together to serve the needs of its members and the industry by:
Improving the safety and qualifications
Promoting proper training within Unions
Engaging agencies, owners, stakeholders, and Government
Sharing best practices, and efficiency of building, maintaining and operating rail and transit in Canada.
To advocate for the growth and sustainability of the industry and promote the national standards for training and safety to build, operate and maintain Rail/Transit Systems across Canada.
To grow and sustain the Industry
To stabilize cost
To standardize/nationalize the industry - level playing field
To build, operate and maintain for future generations
To ensure a safe environment for all
The significant increase in the demand for experienced workers, more specifically with overhead, signalling, trackwork and systems experience, in the rail/transit environment
To ensure all stakeholders understands risk, requirements and/or complexities of working in rail/transit projects;
Have consistent standards for safety and skillsets for all Stakeholders involved
TRACCS mission is to stabilize cost and ensure adequate and qualified resources to perform the work safely and efficiently.
TRACCS aims to achieve:-
•Improved and consistent safety standards in the field for rail safety
•Coordinated and proper training for workers within the unions, colleges and universities
•Advocacy for proper certification and assurances for companies to work in rail environments
•Opportunity to share best practices within the industry
•Ongoing training and technology updates from around the world