Transportation Page ContentCanada’s grains are well traveled, moving from the farm to Canadian and global destinations. Over 90% of canola grown in Canada is exported by rail, and the industry relies on efficient, predictable and timely rail service. In short, the rail system needs to work for the shipper, not the other way around. CCGA’s policy development efforts in transportation currently focus on the following: Ag Transport Coalition CCGA is a member of the Ag Transport Coalition, a group that looks to advance discussions with government and the railways to ensure the system is meeting the needs of Canadian businesses. The Coalition releases weekly reports to ensure accountability of the railways. These reports measure performance across a range of key indicators, including: rail car demand, supply and timeliness of rail cars, corridor performance, and more. Crop Logistics Working Group CCGA was also a member of the Crop Logistics Working Group, a forum for industry to discuss supply chain challenges and identify ways to improve Canada’s crop logistics system. Want to know more? The 2015 report submitted to the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) review panel, identifying ways to improve the grain handling and transportation system across Canada The 2015 report from the Maximum Revenue Entitlement (MRE) SubcommitteeReal Facts on Grain Transportation In Spring 2015, CCGA and four other agriculture groups developed a rail service information fact sheet, covering topics such as: The real farm impact of inconsistent rail service Agriculture’s reliance on the rail system for exports, farm profitability and economic growth The challenges of shipping grain to our closest southern customers Dispelling myths about the Maximum Revenue Entitlement (MRE)Level of Service Complaint In May 2014, CCGA launched a Level of Service Complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency, contending that Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway did not fulfill their common carrier obligations for the movement of Western Canadian grains and oilseeds that crop year.