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What is TRACCS?

Transit Rail Association for Canadian Contractors, Maintainers, Operators and Standards


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

Our Team

Our Board of Directors is a team of committed industry leaders with a vast and remarkable combined experience in Transit Rail.

We're Growing!

Would you like to volunteer?

We are looking for passionate individuals who want to contribute their varied talents.

Looking for help in the areas of marketing, web design, graphic design, event organization and industry leaders with experience in Transit Rail.

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TRACCS' mission is to stabilize cost and ensure adequate and qualified resources to perform the work safely and efficiently.

We aim 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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