VIA Rail Canada Names New CEO

Mario Péloquin has been named as CEO of VIA Rail Canada. He will assume the post on June 12.

Péloquin will become the intercity passenger carrier’s fourth CEO in four years, following Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, Cynthia Garneau, and Martin Landry.

Before coming to VIA, Péloquin served more than a year as chief operating officer of New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Before that Péloquin worked at Canadian National, worked as a senior adviser at Transport Canada, and was an investigator for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada.

He most recently worked for Canadian-based construction firm AECON.

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