Rail Safety


With the Transport Canada Grade Crossings Regulations introduced in November 2014, road authorities are now required to ensure that the grade crossings in their jurisdiction comply with the applicable standards by the deadlines set out the regulations. Since the introduction of the Grade Crossing Regulations, we have completed safety reviews of more than 150 at-grade railway crossings for road authorities across Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta.


Our experts can provide the following services related to rail safety:

  • Collect, analyze, assemble, and summarize the data that road authorities must share with the railway agencies
  • Compliance reviews of existing at-grade crossings
  • Whistling cessation studies to examine the feasibility of eliminating whistling at railway crossings
  • Preliminary hazard assessments of existing at-grade crossing including pedestrian crossings
  • Identification of the standards and safety measures to be implemented at new crossings to comply with the Grade Crossing Regulations and ensure that an adequate level of safety and compliance are achieved