Remote Passenger Rail Program

General information

Name of transfer payment program Remote Passenger Rail Program
Start date April 1, 2013
End date March 31, 2018
Type of transfer payment Contribution
Type of appropriation Appropriated annually through Estimates
Fiscal year for terms and conditions 2013–14
Strategic Outcome An 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 1.3.3.1: Rail Passenger Stewardship and Support program
Description 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 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 2010–11
Decision following the results of last evaluation Continuation
Fiscal year of planned completion of next evaluation 2017–18
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.

Planning Information (dollars)

    Planned spending
Type of transfer payment Forecast spending 2016–17 2017–18 2018–19 2019–20
Total grants 0 0 0 0
Total contributions 11,200,000 11,200,000 0 0
Total other types of transfer payments 0 0 0 0
Total program 11,200,000 11,200,000 0 0
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