Montréal | May 16, 2016
Honoured by the Québec business community
In May, VIA Rail won its first Mercuriade, a prestigious Québec business award given out by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec. The Prix Accroissement de la productivité, Grande entrepriserecognizes an innovative strategy that increases a company’s productivity by improving organizational efficiency. VIA Rail won for its successful fuel-saving project based on optimized train handling methods. This initiative, made possible by the installation of the telemetry system Wi-Tronix on board our locomotives, has allowed us to reduce our fuel usage by more than 3 % since 2012.
Left to right: Yves Dufort, Denis Vallières, Marie-Pier Therrien, Frédéric Paiement, and Philippe Garside at the Mercuriade Nominee event.