Remote Passenger Rail Program

Name of transfer payment program

Remote Passenger Rail Program

Start date

April 1, 2013

End date


Fiscal year for terms and conditions


Strategic Outcome

Efficient transportation system

Link to department's Program Alignment Architecture

Program 1.3: Transportation Infrastructure

Sub-program 1.3.3: Surface and Multimodal Infrastructure

Sub-sub-program Rail Passenger Stewardship and Support program


This program provides funding to ensure that safe, reliable, viable and sustainable passenger rail services are provided to certain areas of the country where these services are the only means of surface transportation for remote communities.  Funding for both operating and capital projects is provided.

Expected results

The continued availability of safe, reliable, viable and sustainable passenger rail services to serve the needs of certain remote communities.

Fiscal year of last completed evaluation


Decision following the results of last evaluation


Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation


General targeted recipient groups

Remote passenger rail operators.

Initiatives to engage applicants and recipients

Engagement initiatives include consultations and meetings with partners and stakeholders.  Agreement Management Committees are responsible for the management and administration of contribution agreements between Transport Canada and recipients.

  Forecast Spending
2014–2015 ($)
Planned Spending ($)
Planned Spending ($)
Planned Spending ($)
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 12,809,202 11,200,000 11,200,000 11,200,000
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total transfer payments 12,809,202 11,200,000 11,200,000 11,200,000

*Previously called Regional and Remote Passenger Rail Services Class Contribution Program in 2011–12 and 2012–13.