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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 Union AND non-Union Contractors

  • 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.

TRACCS Pillars

  • 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

Our Challenges

  • 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

Train approaching to station in downtown of Toronto at sunrise


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

  • Networking

  • Ongoing training and technology updates from around the world

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