Long-Haul Interswitching

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Background

On May 23, 2018, amendments to the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) provided the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) with the authority to resolve disputes between a shipper and a local carrier related to Long-Haul Interswitching (LHI).

The long-haul interswitching (LHI) provisions enable a shipper who has a dispute with a Class 1 railway company (local carrier) about a rate, a route, and/or terms of service, to make an application to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for an LHI order.

An LHI order requires the local carrier to move the shipper’s commodity to a connecting carrier who will perform the remainder of the movement.

Long-Haul Interswitching: Reference material


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