As Canada looks to an increase of 50 percent in export grain trade by 1985, government and industry are working to eliminate bottlenecks from prairie grain fields to ports. Improvements to meet the 1985 goal include investments in port facilities, expansion of the government-owned grain car fleet and repairs to railroad-owned cars, and appointment of a federal grain transportation coordinator to oversee the systems development and operation. The new federal agency, the Grain Transportation Authority, is also supervising an $800-million, 10-year program to upgrade prairie branch lines. Information systems are being installed by provincial cooperative organizations to better control grain movements and marketing.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Article in both French and English.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport Canada

    Public Affairs Branch
    Ottawa, ONo K1A 0N5,   Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Magwood, P
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 2-7
  • Serial:
    • Transpo/80
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Transport Canada

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324489
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM