Canadian Transportation Agency

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Terrasses de la Chaudière has the agency headquarters

The Canadian Transportation Agency is an independent administrative tribunal of the Government of Canada that makes decisions relating to federally regulated modes of transportation (air, rail and marine). Its headquarters are in the Jules Léger Building (South) (Édifice Jules Léger (Sud)) in Terrasses de la Chaudière, Gatineau, Quebec.[1]

It is responsible for:

  • Dispute resolution: to resolve complaints about transportation services, fares, rates, and charges;
  • Accessibility: to ensure that the national transportation system is accessible, particularly to persons with disabilities; and
  • Economic regulation: to provide approvals and licences and to make decisions on matters involving federally regulated air, rail, and marine transportation.

The Agency is divided into five branches: Chair's Office; Corporate Management Branch; Legal and Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Branch; Dispute Resolution Branch; Industry Regulation and Determinations Branch.

The Agency is headed by five full-time members, including the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and the Vice Chairman.


The Canada Transportation Act is the Agency's enabling statute to implement the federal government's transportation policy. The Agency also shares responsibility for administering other Acts and their related regulations, including:

Certificate of Fitness[edit]

The CTA is responsible for the issuance of a Certificate of Fitness for each federal railway.[2] A board is required to evaluate details like insurance coverage, without which the railway cannot maintain its Certificate of Fitness.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Canadian Transportation Agency. Retrieved on February 4, 2011. "Office: Canadian Transportation Agency 15 Eddy Street Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4B3" Address in French: "Adresse municipale : Office des transports du Canada 15, rue Eddy Gatineau (Québec) J8X 4B3"
  2. ^ CTA Railway "Certificate of Fitness" page

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