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50th Annual CTRF Conference

May 24-26, 2015

The Marriott Chateau Champlain

Montreal, Canada


Another 50 Years: Where to From Here?

Un autre 50 ans : qu’en est-il à partir de maintenant?



On-Line Registration

Conference Registration Form - PDF

Inscription à la conférence - PDF


Conference Program News


Authors: Submit Your Papers Here *

* Please note the Paper Formatting Instructions are available at the above link under the "LOGIN" field.


Conference Accommodations

Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain  

1050 de la Gauchetiere West Montreal Quebec


Make Your On-Line Reservation Here


Call: 1-800-200-5909


There is a special group rate of 189.00 CAD per night

Reservations will be accepted, subject to availability, until the room release date of April 30, 2015



       CTRF Profile

The Canadian Transportation Research Forum is an association of transportation professionals who work for:

  • Railways, trucking companies, airlines, port and airport authorities, shipping lines, terminal operators, transit operators, and pipeline companies

  • Shippers

  • Transport Canada, the Canadian Transportation Agency, Statistics Canada, Industry Canada, and other federal agencies

  • Transportation departments and other agencies in the provinces and territories

  • Consultants

  • Universities and colleges


 Mentorship Opportunity

 (for Students and Young Professionals)

The CTRF is pleased to offer to its members an opportunity to be mentored by a  member of the CTRF community – our CTRF mentors are willing to share their expertise, passion and career knowledge with younger members of the transportation community.

Click here for Details



Policy Briefs



Overview of 2014 Conference Themes, Lessons,

and Research Needs



Bill C-30 Rail Freight Interswitching Provisions

What are the questions?

by Joseph F. Schulman




Rail Safety in Transporting Dangerous Goods in Canada
What are the needs for changes to the regulatory framework?

by Malcolm Cairns



Featured Research


Conference Papers, Presentations and Summary Reports

Contact Information

Postal address
P.O. Box 23033
Woodstock, Ontario
N4T 1R9

Carole Ann Woudsma cawoudsma@ctrf.ca




Prohibited Use of the Logo

The CTRF’s official logo may not be used on any product, publication, website, e-mail, brochure, letter that directly or implicitly conveys that the content is authorized or associated with the CTRF, without the express written permission of the CTRF.  Written permission is always required to use the logo. Please contact the CTRF for authorization.