Canada Transportation Act
(a) prescribing terms and conditions governing the interswitching of traffic, other than terms and conditions relating to safety;
(b) determining the rate per car to be charged for interswitching traffic, or prescribing the manner of determining that rate, including the adjustments to be made to that rate as a result of changes in costs, and establishing distance zones for those purposes; and
(c) prescribing, for the purposes of subsections 127(3) and (4), a greater distance than 30 km from an interchange.
Marginal note:Different distances
(1.1) A regulation made under paragraph (1)(c) may prescribe different distances for the regions or goods that it specifies.
Marginal note:Cost savings to be considered
(2) In determining an interswitching rate, the Agency shall take into consideration any reduction in costs that, in the opinion of the Agency, results from moving a greater number of cars or from transferring several cars at the same time.
Marginal note:Limit on rate
(3) In determining an interswitching rate, the Agency shall consider the average variable costs of all movements of traffic that are subject to the rate and the rate must not be less than the variable costs of moving the traffic, as determined by the Agency.
Marginal note:Transfer of lines does not affect entitlement
(4) For greater certainty, the transfer of a railway line, or an operating interest in it, under Division V or section 158 of the National Transportation Act, 1987 does not affect any entitlement to an interswitching rate.
Marginal note:Review of interswitching regulations
(5) The Agency shall review the regulations when the circumstances warrant and at least once in every five year period after the regulations are made.
- 1996, c. 10, s. 128;
- 2014, c. 8, s. 7.
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