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June 10, 2010
Brattle Selected by the Canadian Transportation Agency to Conduct Study Phase of Cost of Capital Methodology Review

After a competitive bidding process, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) has selected The Brattle Group to take part in their cost of capital methodology review. Members of The Brattle Group will conduct a study that will identify and examine a variety of existing cost of capital methodologies and models, including an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as an assessment of any potential issues and implications associated with the implementation of such models. They will also review the cost of capital methodologies used by other economic regulatory bodies, including the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, the Ontario Energy Board, the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, the UK Office of Rail Regulation, and the UK Competition Commission. When the study phase has concluded, a panel of Agency members will consider Brattle’s report and gather evidence from railway companies, shippers, and other interested parties to determine if there is a superior methodology or improvements that should be made to the Agency's current methodology. For more information, please visit the CTA website.