WESTAC increases short line perspective with Genesee & Wyoming Canada as its newest member
June 01, 2023 | Category: Member News
Vancouver, BC—June 1, 2023 – The Western Transportation Advisory Council's (WESTAC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Genesee & Wyoming Canada (G&W Canada) as the Council's newest member. With its North American operations, including 110 short line and regional railroads serving 43 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, its strategic expansion into Western Canada will benefit WESTAC members.
"We're delighted to have G&W Canada join WESTAC as a member, strengthening the voice of freight railroads within the Western Canadian transportation network. Their expansion into Western Canada is a testament to the pivotal role and remarkable potential of this vital trade corridor," said Lindsay Kislock, President & CEO of WESTAC.
The Official Representative to the Council will be Rick McLellan, President. The Alternate representatives will be Elizabeth Cornfield, Director of Marketing & Business Development, and Rocky Hartline, General Manager.
"Genesee & Wyoming Canada is thrilled to join WESTAC and ready to work with other members, as well as Canada industry, the government and labour, to enhance supply chain and transportation efficiencies across Western Canada as well as ensure world-class safety and logistics service for customers," noted Rocky Hartline.
About Genesee & Wyoming
G&W's four North American regions include 113 short line and regional freight railroads with over 13,000 track miles. G&W's U.K./Europe Region includes the U.K.'s largest rail maritime intermodal operator, second-largest freight rail provider, and regional rail services in Continental Europe. G&W subsidiaries and joint ventures also provide rail service at more than 30 major ports, rail-ferry service between the U.S. Southeast and Mexico, transload services, and industrial railcar switching and repair.
WESTAC is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC's members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the Western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada's freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable, and competitive.