Rail Vehicle and Track Optimization

The Canadian railway industry faces ongoing challenges with operating and maintaining a vast rail system, including diverse geography, harsh climatic conditions, competition from American railroads and numerous regulatory requirements imposed by North American agencies. The Rail Vehicle and Track Optimization (RVTO) program focuses on reducing the rail industry's operating and maintenance costs while also improving safety.

To help the rail industry remain competitive, the RVTO program aims to improve the operational efficiency and safety of Canadian railways through rail vehicle engineering solutions, vehicle track interaction services and track maintenance planning. It further seeks out new technologies that will improve rail condition monitoring and inspection, minimize costly unplanned maintenance events and extend rail asset life.



Jason Pierosara, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 613-998-9378
Email: Jason Pierosara

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Targeted industries

Railway suppliers and manufacturers (rolling stock, rail etc.), rail and track operators (transit, passenger and freight), regulators.


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Erik Gotlund,
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