What we do
The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent, quasi-judicial tribunal and economic regulator. It makes decisions and determinations on a wide range of matters involving air, rail and marine modes of transportation under the authority of Parliament, as set out in the Canada Transportation Act and other legislation.
Our mandate includes:
- Economic regulation, to provide approvals, issue licences, permits and certificates of fitness, and make decisions on a wide range of matters involving federal air, rail and marine transportation.
- Dispute resolution, to resolve complaints about federal transportation services, rates, fees and charges.
- Accessibility, to ensure Canada's national transportation system is accessible to all persons, particularly those with disabilities.
The Agency supports the goal of a competitive and accessible national transportation system that fulfills the needs of Canadians and the Canadian economy.
"The Agency plays a crucial role in the national transportation system. As a trusted and responsive tribunal and regulator, we base our priorities for action on the needs of our clients and stakeholders. We then monitor our progress against clear and challenging performance targets."
- Geoff Hare, Chair and CEO