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Railways are often controlled by governmental or independent safety and economic regulators, responsible for ensuring that railway operators and infrastructure managers comply with certain laws and standards. Regulatory aspects include funding requirements, access to railway networks and controlling the licenses of the operators of railway assets. Regulators also enforce consumer/passenger protection law in relation to the railway.

What are the emerging and evolving topics around railway regulation, legislation and standards?


Women Inspiring Rail: Q&A with Tanis Peterson, Senior Director of Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Railway Association of Canada (RAC)

19 August 2019 | By

For our next Women Inspiring Rail instalment, Tanis Peterson, Senior Director of Operations and Regulatory Affairs at the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), talks about her fascination with the application of new technologies in the railway industry and how she hopes more females will recognise rail as an exciting career…