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National Railway Day Conference hotel room block closes on September 29th. 
September 27, 2016
If you would like to reserve a hotel room at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier and have not yet done so, please register now as the room block is fillin......

Canada touts trade as protectionism looms over US campaign trail
September 27, 2016
OTTAWA – Canadian diplomats are fanning out across the United States to talk up the benefits of trade with state and local leaders and counter what......

CP showcases emergency response training and outreach with new webpage, cpr.ca/HazMat
September 27, 2016
CALGARY, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - As the safest Class 1 railway in North America, Canadian Pacific (CP) is committed to the safe transportation of go......

Minister Garneau participates in the G7 Transport Ministers' Meeting in Japan
September 27, 2016
September 25, 2016 – Karuizawa, Japan – Transport Canada Canada showcased its leadership in automotive research, development and demonstration fac......

ADVISORY - CN to report third-quarter 2016 financial and operating results on Oct. 25, 2016
September 27, 2016
MONTREAL, Sept. 26, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) will issue its third-quarter 2016 financial and operating results on Oct. 25, 2016, at 4......

World rolling stock market September 2016
September 26, 2016
Canada: Metrolinx has exercised options worth C$428m for Bombardier to supply GO Transit with 125 more BiLevel double-deck coaches in 2018-20... T......

Could a Railway Influence a Super Port Location?
September 26, 2016
An interesting situation is evolving in Eastern Canada involving competing port companies seeking to establish a transshipment port for mega contai......

Feds warn of ‘insider’ cyber threat to electrical, transport infrastructure
September 26, 2016
OTTAWA—Federal officials have quietly warned operators of electrical grids, transportation hubs and other key infrastructure of the cyber threat fr......

Bombardier and China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement
September 26, 2016
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation and Chinese rolling stock manufacturer, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), have signe......

Rail shipments of oil will grow without new pipelines, NEB says
September 23, 2016
Daily oil-by-rail shipments are set to climb tenfold within 25 years if no new major pipelines are built to help move Western Canadian.. To read f......

Upcoming Senate Committee meetings
September 23, 2016
  September 22, 2016  9:00 AM Local Time Transport and Communications Study on the transport of crude oil in Canada o    Al......

Minister Garneau to hold a media availability via teleconference from Karuizawa, Japan
September 23, 2016
OTTAWA – September 22, 2016 – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will host a media availability to share highlights from his parti......

FTA issues guidance on Buy America's 'small purchase' waiver
September 23, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has issued a guidance letter on changes in the Buy America regulation's "small purchases" for general publ......

Rail traffic: U.S., Mexico down, Canada up in week 37
September 23, 2016
U.S. and Mexican railroads' traffic slump continued for the week ending Sept. 17, but Canadian railroads posted increases in both carloads and inte......

EU Looks to Seal Canada Trade Deal
September 22, 2016
BRUSSELS—European Union trade ministers are gathering in Bratislava Thursday for a meeting EU officials hope will strengthen support for the bloc’s......

Minister Garneau welcomes Transportation Safety Board study on locomotive voice and video recorders
September 22, 2016
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today on the Transportation Safety Board of Canada's report rega......

Four shortlisted for Indian EMU contract
September 22, 2016
INDIAN Railways (IR) has shortlisted four bidders for contract to build a factory to manufacture EMU cars at at a new Rs 10bn ($US 149m) production......

Bill Gates says Trudeau’s immigration policy is good for business
September 22, 2016
VANCOUVER—Canada’s open approach to immigration and its willingness to welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is an “enlightened” move that w......

Speakers added to 2016 National Railway Day Conference Agenda
September 21, 2016
Early-bird pricing ends on September 30th so be sure to register today for the 3rd Annual National Railway Day Conference taking place on November ......

CP responds to TSB report on LVVR implementation, calls on Minister of Transport to do more
September 21, 2016
Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today joins the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) in calling for the Minister of Transport to implement Locom......

Union urges feds to take over Churchill port
September 21, 2016
OTTAWA — The union representing workers at the Port of Churchill wants the federal government to turn the port into a transportation authority and ......

Climate Leadership Plan to position Alberta for success in global innovation race
September 21, 2016
As part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta will make historic investments in research and innovation that will reduce ......

Nearly triple the number of subway trains shut down by TTC because of extreme heat
September 21, 2016
When James Ross takes the TTC to work in the morning, he’ll inevitably walk onto a Toronto subway car without air conditioning.... To view the ful......

Register Now! 2016 National Railway Day Conference, Nov 1st
September 20, 2016
Registration is now open for the 3rd Annual National Railway Day Conference-Innovation and Investment – Building for the Future. To commemorate th......

TSB calls for implementation of voice and video recorders on locomotives in Canada
September 20, 2016
Gatineau, Quebec, 19 September 2016 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released the report on its safety study, Expanding the ......

'Take advantage of the timing': Hull-Aylmer MP wants Gatineau to jump on Ottawa tramway idea
September 20, 2016
The timing has never been better to invest in a tramway running between Ottawa and Gatineau, according to Hull-Aylmer MP Greg Fergus, who also want......

Surrey Board of Trade calls for Free Trade Agreement between Canada and India
September 20, 2016
The Surrey Board of Trade wants the government to step up negotiations between Canada and India to achieve a Free Trade Agreement... To view the f......

Herzog dons a Red Hat in a private Cloud
September 20, 2016
Herzog Technologies Inc. (HTI) on Sept. 19, 2016 launched a Cloud-based PTC (positive train control) system using technology from Red Hat, Inc., a ......

Transport Canada Standard TP 14850 Update
September 19, 2016
30-DAY PUBLIC CONSULTATION:  Update of Transport Canada Standard TP 14850   The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate has released the pr......

Quebec pension fund ups stakes in infrastructure test case
September 19, 2016
TORONTO (Reuters) - Quebec's public pension fund, the Caisse, is about to take on one of its toughest investment challenges yet - helping the commu......

Possible futures for the CP Rail line in downtown Calgary
September 19, 2016
It runs through the heart of Calgary like a steel spine. The city was built around it and exists in no small measure because of it.  The track of t......

Government supports Steel Day in Alberta
September 19, 2016
The steel industry/metals manufacturing sector employs almost 43,000 people across the province... To view the full article please click here....

Canada and Saskatchewan reach agreement under new federal infrastructure funding programs
September 19, 2016
The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan are making investments that will help create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong ......

Request for Proposals Issued for GO Transit Stouffville Corridor Station Improvements
September 19, 2016
TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2016 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to three shortlisted teams to d......

Upcoming Committee Meetings
September 19, 2016
Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities (TRAN)   42nd Parliament, 1st Session   Meeting No. 21 Tuesday, September 20, ......

Trade minister heads out on tour to save Canada-EU trade deal
September 16, 2016
Pushing back against growing protectionist sentiment, Chrystia Freeland plans to crisscross Europe to shore up support for CETA... To read full ar......

Slow harvest hampers shippers
September 16, 2016
Grain shipments by rail are off to a slow start so far in the 2016-17 crop year, hampered by poor harvest across much of western Canada. To read f......

Guido De Ciccio, Senior Vice-President, Operations Western Region, retires from CP
September 16, 2016
Guido De Ciccio, Senior Vice-President, Operations Western Region, retires from CP.. To read full article click here....

Request for Qualifications Issued for Highway 401 Rail Tunnel
September 15, 2016
TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to ......

Request for Qualifications Issued for GO Transit Cooksville Station
September 15, 2016
TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for interested parties to ......

MEDIA ADVISORY: Emergency Response Assistance Canada and CN conduct rail emergency exercise as part of ongoing response team training.
September 15, 2016
BRAMPTON, ON, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), in conjunction with CN, will conduct a rail emergency training ex......

Light rail to Surrey by 2018: tips from Toronto's chief planner
September 15, 2016
Toronto's chief city planner Jennifer Keesmaat has a few suggestions for how Surrey can get a light rail system up and running by 2018... To view ......

Confidentiality agreements for LRT updates anger local politicians
September 14, 2016
Local politicians around Montreal are being asked to sign confidentiality agreements in order to receive information about the light-rail network p......

Toronto derailment could have been avoided with onboard cameras: CP Rail exec
September 14, 2016
TORONTO — The recent derailment of a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. freight train in central Toronto might have been prevented if the locomotive had......

CN named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
September 14, 2016
CN has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) World Index for the fifth consecutive year and to the DJSI North America Index for t......

Hanjin Shipping executives use personal assets to pump US$44.6M into company
September 14, 2016
SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of—South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping says it has received $44.6 million from its current and former chiefs to relieve its global......

Herzog Technologies taps Red Hat for cloud-based PTC system
September 14, 2016
Herzog Technologies has launched a cloud-based positive train control (PTC) solution using the technologies of Red Hat, Inc., a leading global prov......

Council unanimously supports passenger train
September 13, 2016
City council unanimously supported a resolution supporting the stakeholder group to get the Algoma Passenger Rail Service back on track... To view......

A Balanced Plan to Build Ontario Up for Everyone
September 13, 2016
The Speech from the Throne outlines the Ontario government's balanced plan to grow Ontario's economy and create jobs. The government is committed t......

Government of Canada invests in infrastructure improvements at VIA Rail's London and Sarnia Stations
September 13, 2016
The Government of Canada recognizes the importance for Canadian travellers to access a national rail transportation service that is safe, secure, e......

Minister Garneau to deliver an address on Canada's transportation system
September 13, 2016
OTTAWA, ONTARIO — September 12, 2016 – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will deliver an address on Canada’s transportation syste......

Contentious TPP deal would give $4.3B boost to economy, federal study says
September 13, 2016
OTTAWA—A new federal government study projects that Canada would generate more than $4 billion in long-term GDP gains if it joins the Trans-Pacific......

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport to make funding announcement at VIA Rail's London station
September 12, 2016
LONDON, ONTARIO — Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport will be joined by Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief......

Ontario Adds 10,500 Jobs in August
September 12, 2016
Employment in Ontario increased by 10,500 in August -- including gains in a number of sectors such as finance and construction... To view the full......

Greenbrier launches Regulatory Services Group
September 12, 2016
The Greenbrier Companies announced Sept. 8, 2016 that its subsidiary, Greenbrier Management Services LLC (GMS) has expanded its railcar asset manag......

Chief financial officer steps down at Canadian Pacific Railway after 16 months
September 09, 2016
CALGARY — Canadian Pacific Railway's chief financial officer is stepping down just 16 months after he was appointed. To read full article click here....

Minister Garneau to discuss rail transportation with industry representatives
September 09, 2016
MONTREAL, QUEBEC – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will deliver remarks about rail transportation to industry executives at the......

Government of Canada delivers more than $391 million to Ontario for community infrastructure projects
September 09, 2016
Investing in infrastructure is vital to creating middle class jobs today and sustained economic growth for years to come. Modern, efficient communi......

Bill Ackman, the activist who sparked CP Rail’s turnaround, quits board after Pershing Square sells stake
September 08, 2016
Bill Ackman stepped down from the board of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. a month after his Pershing Square Capital Management LP sold its entire st......

Hamilton hires new head of transit — and she likes LRT
September 08, 2016
Hamilton has hired a new head of transit, and it's someone who knows about and is a fan of light rail transit (LRT)... To view the full article pl......

Federal consultations on infrastructure plan point to need for flexibility
September 08, 2016
OTTAWA -- Canadian municipalities want the federal government to change the way it decides how much money cities should get for transit and water p......

Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Prince Edward Island for community infrastructure projects
September 08, 2016
Investing in infrastructure is vital to creating middle class jobs today and sustained economic growth for years to come. Modern, efficient communi......

Federal, Provincial and Territorial ministers discuss Phase 2 of federal infrastructure plan
September 08, 2016
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Brian Mason, Alberta's Minister of Infrastructure, hos......

Entry into force of the Canada-Hong Hong Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement
September 06, 2016
The Canada-Hong Kong (HK) Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) entered into force on September 6, 2016... To view the full......

Light rail project glides through first environmental impact hearing
September 06, 2016
Proponents of the long-awaited light rail project connecting downtown to the South Shore, Deux-Montagnes and the West Island answered questions on ......

Trade deficit narrowed to $2.5B in July
September 06, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s trade deficit narrowed in July to $2.5 billion in what could be a sign that the economy is poised for a......

FTA guiding Buy America requirements from 60% to 70%
September 06, 2016
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Sept. 1, 2016 issued its final Buy America policy guidance advising transit agencies and transit vehicl......

Fraser Valley job seekers train for manufacturing sector
September 06, 2016
A new Community and Employer Partnership project will see 36 people hard at work training for in-demand jobs in the heavy industrial manufacturing ......

New Federal-Provincial Funding Agreement to Support Important Public Transit Projects in Calgary
September 02, 2016
The governments of Canada and Alberta are making investments to create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a foundation for a strong,......

Canada and Alberta Reach Agreement Under New Federal Infrastructure Funding Programs
September 02, 2016
The governments of Canada and Alberta are making investments to create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a foundation for a strong,......

Alstom to maintain Ottawa’s light rail transit system
September 02, 2016
Alstom has been selected by Rideau Transit Maintenance General Partnership (RTM)[1] to maintain the city of Ottawa’s light rail transit system, cal......

Ontario Invests $19.5 Million in Sudbury Infrastructure
September 01, 2016
Ontario is providing Sudbury with up to $19.5 million in formula-based funding over three years to upgrade and expand local community infrastructur......

Broken rail led to January 2015 train derailment and propane release near Nipigon, Ontario
September 01, 2016
Gatineau, Quebec, 31 August 2016 – In its investigation report (R15H0005) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determine......

City to offer fall update as summer of construction 'hell' winds down
September 01, 2016
Could construction relief be on the way? Or will it be more of the same in downtown Ottawa this fall?  Those questions will hopefully be answered t......

More Canadians choosing the smarter way to travel by taking VIA Rail
September 01, 2016
MONTRÉAL, Aug. 31, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Recognizing that the train represents a smarter way to travel, more travellers chose VIA Rail Canada (VIA Ra......

Canada Must Build 21st Century Trade Routes To Escape Low Growth
September 01, 2016
Canadians have always been great builders. The Canadian Pacific Railway united the country with thousands of kilometers of track across forest, mou......

Government of Canada delivers more than $29.5 million to Saskatchewan for community infrastructure projects
September 01, 2016
Investing in infrastructure is vital to strengthening the middle class and growing the economy for years to come. Modern, efficient community infra......

VIA Rail link between Perth, Smiths Falls could become reality by 2019
August 31, 2016
A new, electric VIA Rail corridor starting in Peterborough could connect Perth and Smiths Falls.  Perth Mayor John Fenik revealed at the very end o......

Alstom to provide Amtrak with its new generation of high-speed train
August 31, 2016
Alstom and Amtrak announced today that they have signed a contract for Alstom to design and build 28 new high-speed trains, which will run on the N......

Flywheel technology could create new savings for light rail transit
August 31, 2016
Two engineering professors have examined the use of flywheel technology to store energy generated when light rail transit trains decelerate and sto......

Ontario Allocates $3.2 Billion for Infrastructure Projects
August 31, 2016
Ontario has dedicated $3.2 billion from the sale of Hydro One shares in 2015 to the Trillium Trust, a fund for infrastructure projects that will he......

Government of Canada delivers more than $7.8 million to Yukon for community infrastructure projects
August 31, 2016
Investing in infrastructure is vital to strengthening the middle class and growing the economy for years to come. Modern, efficient community infra......

Why China needs to talk trade with Canada
August 30, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on a mission to improve ties with China, on his first official visit to the country, but it might not be just trad......

PC ministers get an earful
August 30, 2016
Churchill residents and businesses had a chance Monday to express frustrations about the vulnerability of the transportation links to their norther......

EU-Canada Trade Talks Falter, Boding Ill for Bigger Deals
August 30, 2016
The European Union and Canada were expected this fall to ratify one of the biggest and most complex trade deals in recent years... To view the ful......

Marie, Schumacher appointed to key roles at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
August 30, 2016
Two experienced rail transit professionals, Joseph Marie and Dave Schumacher, have been named by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff to key management posit......

Wynne heads to Mexico to promote trade and cap-and-trade
August 29, 2016
With all the Trump-fuelled talk of trade protectionism in the U.S. presidential election, Premier Kathleen Wynne is headed to Mexico to remind offi......

Analysis With 2 years to go, city has blown through 90 per cent of LRT contingency fund
August 29, 2016
When the new Booth Street bridge connecting Albert Street and the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway opens on Sunday, Sept. 4, it will not include bike ......

Ottawa ran $1B deficit in Q1, down from $5B surplus
August 29, 2016
OTTAWA—The federal government ran a deficit of $1.0 billion for the first quarter of its fiscal year, down from a surplus of $5 billion in the same......

CP voices support for expanding LVVR
August 29, 2016
Canadian Pacific announced Aug. 25, 2016 that it “welcomes the release of the full proceedings from the Canadian Transportation Safety Board's (TSB......

Ottawa city hall preview: LRT, truck tunnel, budget and more on fall agenda
August 26, 2016
The budget is arguably the most important item city council will deal with this fall because it will set the tone for 2017. It won’t be tabled unti......

Grain exports continue to climb as trade slows
August 26, 2016
Import and export activity through the Port of Vancouver has slowed down with the global economy, yet the North Shore’s grain terminals continue to......

Has the federal government dropped the ball on Ring of Fire development?
August 26, 2016
OTTAWA — "The Ring of Fire is a provincial initiative that the previous federal government was extremely detached from and uninterested in." — Prim......

TSB releases proceedings on transportation safety summit
August 26, 2016
Flow of risk-related information in an organization depends in part on “effective safety management processes,” the Transportation Safety Board of ......

Confirmed Speakers-2016 National Railway Day Conference-Innovation and Investment – Building for the Future
August 25, 2016
To commemorate the day that the last spike was driven into the Canadian Pacific Railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia in 1885, CARS will be ho......

Edmonton mayor ‘side-swiped’ by Alberta’s infrastructure-funding decision
August 25, 2016
Mayor Don Iveson’s dream to knit Alberta’s sprawling capital city together with light rail lines could be in jeopardy as the provincial government ......

$5.5B Montreal mass transit project takes step toward reality with CN deal
August 25, 2016
MONTREAL—A major Montreal-area light rail transit project is one “decisive” step closer to being built... To view the full article please click here....

SARM calls for tougher penalties on railways for failing to move grain
August 25, 2016
The federal government should impose harsher penalties on the railways if they fail to move the grain again this year, said the Saskatchewan Associ......

Indian cabinet approves capacity enhancement projects
August 25, 2016
INDIA’s Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) granted approval on August 24 for nine projects representing an investment of around Rs 243.5b......

CARS 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Now Sold Out!!!
August 24, 2016
CARS 3rd Annual Golf Tournament is now sold out!  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact Lynn Raby at lynn_raby@railway......

Archaeologists make 'thrilling' Ottawa rail history discovery near LRT line
August 24, 2016
As construction of Ottawa's $2.1-billion light rail network chugs along, archaeologists have unearthed a 145-year-old slice of rail history near Ba......

Canada and Ontario sign agreement for public transit infrastructure funding
August 24, 2016
The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario have reached a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $2.97 billion in combined fun......

Federal transit infrastructure money: What Toronto is getting
August 24, 2016
The federal government will provide $1.49 billion for transportation infrastructure across the province, with much of the money going to improve To......

CN, ADM and Midwest Inland Port drive increased container shipments over Decatur, Ill., intermodal ramp
August 24, 2016
CHICAGO, Aug. 23, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) and the Midwest Inland Port (MIP) said today t......

Vancouver launches SkyTrain Mark III fleet
August 23, 2016
A new generation of rolling stock entered passenger service on Vancouver’s SkyTrain driverless light metro network on the morning of August 18, whe......

Garneau to 'act swiftly' if safety lapses found to be cause of train derailment
August 23, 2016
Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he intends to act swiftly if it’s determined safety lapses caused a Toronto train derailment over the weekend.......

Media Advisory - Gare du Palais: VIA Rail celebrates 100 years
August 23, 2016
MONTRÉAL, Aug. 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, and Quebec City Mayo......

Canada should deepen ties with with China: trade expert
August 23, 2016
OTTAWA — Even without a Chinese-Canadian free trade deal, the federal government should be deepening its business relationship with the rapidly exp......

B.C.’s Climate Leadership Plan to cut emissions while growing the economy
August 23, 2016
The provincial government today unveiled the Climate Leadership Plan, leading to the creation of up to 66,000 jobs over the next ten years, and red......

Christopher Booth joins Orgo-Thermit
August 22, 2016
Orgo-Thermit, Inc. has announced that Christopher Booth has joined the GT-Group as Vice President/Chief Operating Officer in Manchester, NJ... To ......

Trudeau trip to China aims to deepen business ties
August 22, 2016
OTTAWA—Justin Trudeau heads to China this month on a visit that’s expected to lay the groundwork for his approach to Canada’s sometimes-bumpy relat......

Cape Breton railway could fight climate change: Scotia Rail Development Society
August 22, 2016
A 394-kilometre-long railway line running through Cape Breton could be a key weapon in the fight against climate change... To view the full articl......

Costing review needed for decision on rail cars
August 19, 2016
The fleets of government-owned grain rail hopper cars will begin to be retired in just six years, and given the lead time needed to build replaceme......

Two More GO Train Trips and Parking for Commuters in Mississauga
August 19, 2016
Ontario is making it easier for commuters in Mississauga to access public transit by introducing new GO train trips along the Milton GO corridor an......

Minister of Agriculture Visits Saskatchewan to Discuss Key Agricultural Issues
August 19, 2016
Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay is in Saskatchewan this week to discuss key issues facing the agriculture sector. He......

The governments of Canada and Northwest Territories launch a project to help protect northern roads in the face of climate change
August 19, 2016
YELLOWKNIFE, Aug. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - A safe, secure and efficient transportation system is crucial to the viability and socio-economic welfare of nor......

Could transportation corridors be Canada's next big nation-builder?
August 18, 2016
With construction season in full swing, and with the federal government beginning to invest significant resources in the building and renewal of ou......

CP encourages supply chain, producer collaboration in moving 2016-17 crop
August 18, 2016
CALGARY, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) is well-positioned and ready to move this year's western Canadian grain crop, ......

Via Rail seeks private sector partnership for Toronto-Montreal upgrade
August 18, 2016
Canada’s aggressive economic and sustainability goals are set to be met by Via Rail’s Toronto - Ottawa - Montreal passenger rail corridor project w......

City of Côte-St-Luc eyes CP rail yards for development
August 18, 2016
Mayor Mitchell Brownstein says owning that land “would be a great boon for the city,” which “desperately needs” the land for housing and business d......

Eglinton Crosstown Tunnelling Complete
August 18, 2016
Tunnelling is now complete on the 10-kilometre underground tunnel of the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail Transit (LRT) line... To read full article ......

Innovation Machine Event - September 21, 2016 - Ottawa
August 17, 2016
This event will bring together thought leaders from across the business and government spectrum to facilitate a dialogue about driving the innovati......

CSX enhances US-Canada service with door-to-door offering
August 17, 2016
Shippers can now tap a new door-to-door intermodal rail service connecting the U.S. and eastern Canada, after CSX Transportation beefed up service ......

Manufacturing sales edged up in June, says Statistics Canada
August 17, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales gained 0.8 per cent to $50.2 billion in June after losing 1.0 per cent in May... To view the ful......

FRA awards $25 million in PTC grants
August 17, 2016
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $25 million in grants for 11 projects in six states and the District of Columbia to assist ......

Canada congratulates the United States on stricter greenhouse gas regulations for heavy-duty vehicles
August 17, 2016
Gatineau, Quebec - August 16, 2016 - The Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, issued the following statement today:   “C......

Billions of dollars in infrastructure spending has yet to start flowing
August 16, 2016
OTTAWA—The federal government has yet to sign infrastructure funding agreements with five provinces and two territories—agreements that are a key s......

Premier Unveils First Refurbished Polar Bear Express Passenger Coach
August 16, 2016
Investments in the North Announced During Week-long Trip August 12, 2016 10:35 A.M. Office of the Premier Premier Kathleen Wynne was in North Ba......

GWI moves to acquire P&W
August 16, 2016
Add regional Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. (P&W) to Genesee & Wyoming Inc.’s growing stable of Class II and II carriers. GWI announced Aug. 1......

Grain car fleet requiring more maintenance
August 16, 2016
The amount of maintenance needed to keep Canada’s aging fleet of grain hopper cars in service is increasing... To view the full article please cli......

Ontario, Canada will be developing their infrastructure through GO Rail Project.
August 15, 2016
Through funding made available under the Moving Ontario Forward plan, Ontario and Metrolinx have announced improvements to the Dufferin St. Bridge,......

LRT work boosting Waterloo Region’s economic growth: report
August 15, 2016
WATERLOO REGION — Light rail transit construction and related development projects are driving a strong economic outlook for Waterloo Region, says ......

Canada preparing for all outcomes of U.S. election
August 15, 2016
The Canadian government has begun a wide-ranging exercise to plan for the potential effects of the American election, including the possibility of ......

After Disastrous Quarter, BOC Optimistic that Canada’s Economy Will Recover
August 15, 2016
Canada’s economy likely contracted in the second quarter, as demand from the United States softened and devastating wildfires in Alberta took milli......

Conservatives want to see inter-provincial trade barriers reduced
August 12, 2016
Canada has a whole host of inter-provincial trade barriers that basically take away the opportunity for small craft breweries and small family wine......

LRT work boosting Waterloo Region’s economic growth: report
August 12, 2016
WATERLOO REGION — Light rail transit construction and related development projects are driving a strong economic outlook for Waterloo Region, says ......

Grain hopper car investors sought
August 12, 2016
An aging fleet and no federal investment means grain shippers and railways will need to look at new options.. To read full article click here....

Railways release dangerous goods safety video
August 12, 2016
TRANSCAER – the Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response initiative – recently released a new promotional video.  To read full a......

Omnitrax breaks silence on shutdown of grain terminal and rail service in Churchill
August 12, 2016
In has been nearly three weeks since Omnitrax Canada decided to close its Churchill grain terminal and cut rail freight service. And during that ti......

Rona Ambrose visits Sarnia, champions an aggressive free trade stance
August 11, 2016
Canada’s Opposition leader received a history lesson while stopping in Sarnia-Lambton Wednesday.... To read full article click here....

Saskatchewan urges railways to be ready to transport larger than average crop
August 11, 2016
REGINA — The Saskatchewan government is urging rail companies to be prepared to deal with a larger than average crop this year, but the railways sa......

CN names successor to Janet Drysdale
August 11, 2016
Paul Butcher steps up as vice president of IR.. To read full article click here....

CP: Ackman cashes out
August 10, 2016
Pershing Square Capital Management L.P. principal Bill Ackman has sold all his shares in Canadian Pacific, walking away with a cool $1.5 billion. ......

Construction of new LRT line helps secure new office project at Mississauga and Brampton border
August 10, 2016
The desire of two corporations to create environmentally-friendly workspaces sparked an alliance that led to a fancy groundbreaking ceremony recent......

Global Intelligent Transport Systems Market (2016 - 2022)
August 10, 2016
NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent transportation system is an integration of communication system and information technologies, de......

Union offers to suspend Southern Railway strike
August 10, 2016
Strikes by Southern Railway workers set for Thursday and Friday will be suspended if the company agrees to urgent talks without pre-conditions, the......

Provincial trade deal would be a wealth creator for all regions
August 09, 2016
It was interesting to see how a meagre 191-word document signed by all premiers on internal free trade was lauded as a major coup for Confederation......

Trump tells Detroit audience he wants better trade deals
August 09, 2016
DETROIT — Making America great again could mean tearing up trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, says th......

. City councillors debate LRT congestion report
August 09, 2016
A new report that says Hamilton's streets can accommodate light rail transit without significantly adding to traffic congestion will be debated at ......

Will the STB Railroad Reciprocal Switching Decision Really Help Shippers?
August 08, 2016
The Surface Transportation Board’s proposal to allow railroad reciprocal switching garnered immediate praise from shipper groups, but after shipper......

Trump to outline economic policy as he seeks to regain momentum
August 08, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday will outline an economic plan that includes tax help for working families in a major speech ......

Proposed Ring of Fire rail project contract awarded
August 08, 2016
TORONTO—Ring of Fire prospector KWG Resources Inc. has announced it is contracting with Canarail Consultings Inc. to provide consulting services an......

CARS will be the Local Host for Wheel/Rail Interaction Conference 2017 (WRI '17)
August 05, 2016
Wheel Rail Seminars is proud to announce that the Wheel/Rail Interaction Conference 2017 (WRI '17) will be held in Montreal Canada.  This will be t......

Mozambique | Brazil’s Vale group closes agreement on coal, railway line
August 05, 2016
Brazil’s Vale group has completed the process of renegotiating the deal reached in 2014 with Japan’s Mitsui & Co group for the sale of a percentage......

With CETA and TPP in trouble, what’s Canada’s Plan B on trade?
August 04, 2016
Canada’s international-trade aspirations are facing serious problems, none of which are Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s fault, but all of which are......

NDP to introduce bill to strengthen rail safety
August 04, 2016
NDP Transport Critic Linda Duncan (Edmonton – Strathcona) is calling for improved safety regulations regarding the transport of dangerous cargo. To......

High-profile activist investor Bill Ackman dumps entire $1.9B stake in CP Rail
August 04, 2016
CALGARY—The American activist investor who forced Canadian Pacific Railway to bring E. Hunter Harrison out of retirement to act as CEO in 2012 is s......

VIA Rail Canada's trains almost sold out over the long weekend
August 04, 2016
MONTRÉAL, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Recognized as the smart choice to meet the needs of Canadian travellers, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) was in hi......

Political meddling is putting Canada’s rail network at risk — right when we need it most
August 03, 2016
Western Canadian farmers should prepare for 10 years of surging economic growth, thanks to a predicted spike in European and Asian-bound exports, s......

Canada's railways release new video to promote free national emergency response training program
August 03, 2016
OTTAWA, Aug. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's railways today released a new promotional video about TRANSCAER® – the Transportation Community Awareness and......

CMQ, Railway Age's 2016 Regional Railroad of the Year, begins receiving new locomotives
August 03, 2016
On Friday, July 29, Central Maine & Quebec Railway (CMQ) took delivery of its first of eight rebuilt Electro-Motive Division (EMD) GP38-3 locomotiv......

Canadian manufacturing growth inches higher
August 03, 2016
The pace of growth in Canadian manufacturing inched higher in July, data showed on Tuesday, as rising new orders and overall output offset a drag f......

Warren Buffett blasts Trump’s business record
August 03, 2016
OMAHA, Neb.—Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he’ll do whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump, including escorting people to the polls him......

Hyperloop concept spurs “Innovation Train” on Deutsche Bahn
August 02, 2016
An idea to move people and goods on land at the speed of sound may help passenger railway travel more efficient.... To view the full article pleas......

Bombardier Signs $428 Million Deal for Metrolinx Rail Cars
August 02, 2016
THUNDER BAY – Bombardier Transportation announced today that Metrolinx, the Province of Ontario’s regional transportation agency for the Greater To......

Diplomatica: Ukrainian ambassador excited about trade deal opportunities
August 02, 2016
Ukrainian Ambassador Andriy Shevchenko says Ukraine’s newly minted free-trade agreement with Canada gives his country a lot of credibility as a wou......

Loram completes acquisition of RVEL
August 02, 2016
Loram, Maintenance of Way (Loram) has completed the acquisition of RVEL, a rolling engineering and operating company based in Derby, UK... To view......

The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation
July 29, 2016
About the consultation On April 27, 2016, the Minister of Transport began consulting Canadians, stakeholders, and provinces and territories to hea......

Transportation stakeholders not wooed by consultation promise
July 29, 2016
The Liberals promised to be a more transparent and accountable government. They promised public consultations on major policy decisions — consultat......

LRT tunnel work to resume for 1st time since Rideau Street sinkhole
July 29, 2016
Work on Ottawa's light rail transit system is expected to resume this weekend underneath Rideau Street for the first time since a watermain break i......

RSI member rate extended to CARS members to exhibit at RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo and Technical Conference
July 28, 2016
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has extended an invitation for interested CARS members to exhibit at RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo and Technical Confer......

Ring of Fire developer hires rail experts for corridor study
July 28, 2016
KWG Resources has signed on CANARAIL Consultants to conduct a rail feasibility study for the Ring of Fire and for its development partners, China R......

Despite government help, Hudson Bay Railway in dire need of cash
July 28, 2016
The federal and provincial governments have poured more than $130 million into the Hudson Bay Railway and the Port of Churchill since Omnitrax Cana......

Crude-by-rail shipments on steady decline month-over-month in 2016: StatsCan
July 28, 2016
CALGARY — Shipments of crude-by-rail have shown a steady decline this year and railway executives see little hope of a quick turnaround... To view......

How a Trump presidency would affect Canada’s economy
July 27, 2016
“President Donald Trump” is now a distinct possibility.... To view the full article please click here....

We want money for more rapid transit, city will tell province
July 27, 2016
Hamilton city councillors are still sparring over a current $1 billion LRT project. Now some have voted to ask the provincial and federal governmen......

Full steam ahead for privately owned commuter rail in Ottawa
July 27, 2016
He might be riding his proposal for a privately backed commuter train into uncharted territory, but that hasn’t dampened Joseph Potvin’s sense of o......

Canadian environmental agency solicits public input on proposed CN-served yard project
July 27, 2016
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is seeking public comments to help determine whether a federal environmental assessment is requ......

Canada’s accountants lack optimism about economy: CPA Canada survey
July 27, 2016
TORONTO—Professional accountants in leadership positions have reservations about how the national economy will perform over the next 12 months, acc......

Chair Kathy Fox statement on the expedited removal of legacy tank cars for crude oil transport - Transportation Safety Board of Canada
July 26, 2016
  Gatineau, Quebec, 25 July 2016 – The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is encouraged that the Minister of Transport is expediting the ......

Faster timeline for phasing out DOT-111 tank cars
July 26, 2016
Minister Garneau shortens deadline, further strengthens safe shipping of dangerous goods by rail July 25, 2016 – Montréal, Quebec – Transport Cana......

Terry Whitehead releases 58-page LRT report — to mixed reviews
July 26, 2016
Council is expected to vote in the fall to accept the Metrolinx project... To view the full article please click here....

Millions needed for neglected SkyTrain tracks
July 26, 2016
TransLink could end up spending more than $50 million to replace nearly half its Expo Line tracks after a damning consultant’s report identified a ......

Department of Finance Releases Legislative and Regulatory Proposals Relating to the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax
July 25, 2016
July 22, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is committed to listening to Canadians on all tax-related ......

Phase-out of Lac-Megantic rail car model coming months ahead of schedule
July 25, 2016
Ottawa will retire the older DOT-111 rail tanker cars -- the ones involved in the deadly Lac-Megantic tragedy -- several months earlier than planne......

OC Transpo must modernize customer service in time for LRT, report cautions
July 25, 2016
When it comes to customer service, OC Transpo is "ill-prepared" for the launch of its new light rail transit system, according to a new report comm......

Britain To Push For Canada-EU Trade Deal Despite Brexit: UK Envoy
July 25, 2016
OTTAWA — Britain's envoy to Canada says his country will push hard for the speedy approval of the Canada-EU free-trade agreement despite the Brexit......

Minister Garneau achieves another milestone in developing a long-term agenda for transportation in Canada
July 22, 2016
July 21, 2016 – Winnipeg – Transport Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, was in Winnipeg today to wrap up a series of round......

Media Advisory - Minister of Transport to make an announcement at VIA Rail Canada's Montréal maintenance centre
July 22, 2016
MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC – July 21, 2016 – The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will join Yves Desjardins-Siciliano, President and Chief Exe......

New Siemens plant fully operational
July 22, 2016
Siemens’ new 60,000 square-foot rail service headquarters in Sacramento, Calif., which serves as Siemens Mobility Customer Services U.S. headquarte......

Canada urges EU members to back trade deal
July 22, 2016
Stephane Dion, Canada’s foreign minister, is urging EU members to approve Europe’s trade agreement with Canada to demonstrate that the bloc’s focus......

British Columbia Company IPS Announces Major Expansion
July 21, 2016
Innovative Parts and Solutions (IPS) announced a major expansion of its manufacturing facilities in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. A new 23,000ft² ......

CP reports Q2 results
July 21, 2016
Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) released its second-quarter financial and operating results at 8:30 a.m. eastern time (6:30 a.m. mountain tim......

Could Brexit benefit Canada? Keep calm and trade on
July 21, 2016
The Brexit decision is proving to have serious global economic consequences, but Britain’s intention to leave the European Union provides some real......

Procedures for the Adjudication of Objections to Rail Level of Service Arbitration Submissions under section 169.43 of the Canada Transportation Act
July 21, 2016
PART 1: BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE 1.1 Background Subsection 169.31(1) of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) identifies the matters that shippers ma......

'Incredibly dangerous' Pokemon Go stunt draws ire of TTC
July 21, 2016
An online video trying to flag the potential perils of Pokemon Go is drawing the ire of the Toronto Transit Commission for its shot featuring a you......

CP Rail taps Keith Creel as next CEO; will assume post next summer
July 20, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway says Keith Creel will succeed CEO Hunter Harrison on July 1, 2017... To view the full article please click here....

Financial watchdog warns Ontario’s debt will grow to $350B by 2020
July 20, 2016
TORONTO—Ontario’s financial watchdog warns the province’s net debt will grow by another $50 billion to $350 billion in the next four years, and pre......

Transport Canada set to dump ACR passenger train file, says Hughes
July 20, 2016
Despite the fact that the Algoma Passenger train is a proven boon to the Northern Ontario economy, the Liberal government is content to live with t......

Alberta facing one of longest, most severe recessions in its history
July 19, 2016
—A new report says Alberta’s current recession is expected to shrink the economy by more than double the average of the past four recessions... To......

Freight-rail industry opposes, unions support FRA's two-person crew proposal
July 19, 2016
Freight-rail industry representatives last week called on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to drop its proposed rule mandating two-person ......

Via Rail pitches cheaper commuter train for Halifax
July 19, 2016
Via Rail has pitched an unsolicited proposal to bring commuter rail to Halifax for "significantly" less cost than a plan that was rejected last yea......

Alberta small businesses to get $1B boost from two government financiers
July 18, 2016
CALGARY—Two government owned financial institutions say they’re teaming up to provide a billion dollars in new loans to small and medium Alberta bu......

Moving energy beyond borders
July 18, 2016
Can exports revive North America’s crude-by-rail and coal?... To view the full article please click here....

Prince Rupert Port expansion is good news for North
July 18, 2016
As the Prince Rupert Port continues to grow, so do the northern economies.  The terminal is currently expanding and could possibly be the future si......

Canada Focusing on EU Trade Pact Before U.K. Deal, Minister Says
July 18, 2016
The Canadian government is focused on ratifying a trade agreement with the European Union despite Brexit, International Trade Minister Chrystia Fre......

UK turns to Canada for advice on striking post-Brexit trade deals with EU
July 15, 2016
The UK has sought advice from Canada on how to cut a trade agreement with the European Union following the Brexit vote.... To view the full articl......

Unifor members ratify new contract with VIA Rail
July 15, 2016
Members of Unifor Local 100 and National Council 4000 have voted to accept a new four-year contract with VIA Rail Canada Inc., union leaders announ......

Where are they now? A guide to Toronto’s on-again off-again public transit projects
July 15, 2016
Torontonians can be forgiven for feeling a little confused over their tangle of transit projects, the many light-rail lines proposed, killed and un......

CANARAIL selects Ontario Northland for the Refurbishment Contract of Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf Cars Creating Up to 80 New Jobs in North Bay
July 15, 2016
NORTH BAY, ON, July 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Ontario Northland is pleased to announce it has been awarded a contract from CANARAIL to refurbish Rocky Mount......

CARS Third Annual Golf Tournament-Sponsorship Packages Still Available!
July 14, 2016
The third annual CARS Golf Tournament, always a sell-out, is the ideal opportunity to enhance your company's image and raise your corporate profile......

BoC says Alberta wildfires caused contraction in Q2; forecasts second half rebound
July 14, 2016
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada is cutting its economic outlook for the year, saying the extensive damage from the Alberta wildfires will result in an ec......

Trump’s anti-NAFTA myths are catching on in Canada, unfortunately
July 14, 2016
The Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump, has made one of his recurring themes the supposed......

More cuts possible after 6 city executives lose positions
July 14, 2016
Ottawa's new city manager Steve Kanellakos has put his stamp on how the municipality's 17,000-strong workforce is organized with a sweeping interna......

Register Today for CARS Third Annual Golf Tournament- Now 80% Sold-Out!
July 13, 2016
CARS Golf Tournament 80% sold out! Join us for the Third Annual CARS Golf Tournament at the prestigious Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire, Qu......

BoC to update outlook in wake of wildfires, Brexit
July 13, 2016
OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada will update its economic projections today for the first time since a huge wildfire shuttered Alberta oilsands faciliti......

Toronto transit debates explained in one map
July 13, 2016
Toronto city council is expected to set its transit priorities for the next 15 years at a meeting on Wednesday... To view the full article please ......

Media Advisory: Meeting of the Canadian Transportation Agency and the US Surface Transportation Board
July 12, 2016
July 11, 2016 GATINEAU, Quebec – Today, Scott Streiner, Chair and CEO of the Canadian Transportation Agency hosted Daniel Elliott, Chairman of the......

Canada signs Landmark Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine
July 12, 2016
The Government of Canada remains committed to working with Ukrainian government and business leaders to deepen the commercial ties between our coun......

Ditch the Scarborough subway plan, revive the LRT, and save $1B: Coun. Paul Ainslie
July 12, 2016
For 30 years, Toronto council has kept passing the issue of extending the Scarborough subway on to the next term — with no one willing to build or ......

Why CETA is too important to fail for EU and Canada
July 12, 2016
It has been described as the most important free trade deal Canada has ever signed – one that would give the country greater access to an $18 trill......

Business to get a boost as provinces expected to announce trade agreement
July 11, 2016
OTTAWA—Ontario’s economic development minister says he fully expects the provinces and the federal government to agree on a long-awaited proposal t......

CP: Moving grain with an Item 6
July 11, 2016
Canadian Pacific’s Crowsnest Subdivision is busy with grain trains as prairie elevators are cleared to accept the coming harvest. CP has been pairi......

LRT tunneling not resumed one month after Rideau sinkhole
July 11, 2016
One month after a watermain break caused a massive sinkhole on Rideau Street, work on the last 50 metres of the downtown light rail tunnel remains ......

Greenbrier posts solid fiscal third quarter
July 11, 2016
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., reported financial results for its third fiscal quarter ended May 31, 2016 that indicate continued strong performan......

Siemens Mask LRVs enter service in Calgary
July 11, 2016
CALGARY Transit's new fleet of Siemens S200 high-floor LRVs entered service on the city's CTrain light rail network on July 5 in time for the annua......

SAVE THE DATE! National Railway Day Conference
July 08, 2016
Mark your calendar for our next Annual National Railway Day Conference taking place on November 1st in our Nation’s Capital at the Chateau Laurier.......

Decision time for EU-Canada trade
July 08, 2016
In turbulent political times, both in Europe and on our side of the Atlantic, headlines are too often dominated by division and disagreement, never......

Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Sign Agreement for Water and Transit Infrastructure Funding
July 08, 2016
Investing in local infrastructure helps ensure that families have high-quality municipal water and wastewater systems they can rely on and that par......

Railways on side with emission limits
July 08, 2016
Canada’s two largest railway companies appear to be on board with Ottawa’s plan to limit polluting emissions for railway locomotives.   To read m......

Fore!  Register Now For CARS Third Annual Golf Tournament!
July 07, 2016
CARS Golf Tournament 50% sold out! Join us for the Third Annual CARS Golf Tournament at the prestigious Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire, Qu......

Trade deficit hit $3.3B in May; energy exports grew despite wildfires
July 07, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s trade deficit in May totalled $3.3 billion as exports of crude oil and bitumen grew despite the Alberta......

RFQ issued for work on three GO Stations
July 07, 2016
Through funding made available under the Moving Ontario Forward plan, Ontario plans to expand GO Transit rail service on the Stouffville corridor a......

Railway Association of Canada acknowledges three-year anniversary of Lac-Mégantic incident
July 07, 2016
OTTAWA, July 6, 2016 – The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) and its members are reflecting on the tragic incident that occurred three years ago ......

Canada gets clarity on how Europe will ratify trade deal
July 06, 2016
The European Commission has decided the Canada-EU trade deal will proceed for ratification as a "mixed" agreement, recognizing demands from key mem......

THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA AND THE PREMIER OF QUEBEC ANNOUNCE A NEW INFRASTRUCTURE AGREEMENT
July 06, 2016
OVER $2.5 BILLION INVESTED IN THE WELL-BEING OF OUR FAMILIES Montréal, Quebec 5 July 2016 The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the ......

CN – Canadian National Railway Company: JUL 05, 2016ADVISORY – CN to report second-quarter 2016 financial and operating results on July 25, 2016
July 06, 2016
MONTREAL, July 5, 2016/CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) will issue its second-quarter 2016 financial and operating results on July 25, 2016, at 4.0......

Canadian Pacific Railway Responds To Statements From TCRC-MWED Leadership
July 06, 2016
(RTTNews.com) - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CP, CP.TO) responded to claims by the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference - Maintenance of Way Emplo......

Lor joins WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as rail projects manager
July 06, 2016
Rik Lor will manage the delivery of rail projects as a senior engineering manager in the transit & rail technical excellence center of WSP | Parson......

‘Dudeplomacy’ lands in Ottawa: 5 things discussed at North American Leaders’ Summit
July 05, 2016
OTTAWA—The leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico discussed several economic issues during the June 29 North American Leaders’ Summit in O......

Montreal electrifies start of tendering
July 05, 2016
CDPQ Infra, Canada, published two requests for qualification on June 28 for its $C5.5 billion ($US4.26 billion) Metropolitan Electric Network (REM)......

Bank of Canada forecasts ‘steady, modest’ business momentum for remainder of 2016
July 05, 2016
OTTAWA—Canadian businesses are expecting only a marginal acceleration in sales growth over the next 12 months, a new Bank of Canada poll released J......

Considering the Corridor: Is a northern transportation network possible?
July 05, 2016
A report from the University of Calgary is renewing a decades-old conversation about the pros and cons of a Northern Corridor, a massive transporta......

In Memory of Michael Wilcox: Industry Colleague and Friend
July 04, 2016
It is with great sadness that we notify you of the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend, Michael Wilcox.   Mike joined Hovey Industries in......

North American leaders defend global trade at summit
July 04, 2016
Obama told the Canadians that as president, “I’ve deepened the ties between our countries”, and he held up the U.S... To read full article click h......

The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers Bi-weekly report of Federal and Provincial Government developments
July 04, 2016
Federal Government Developments (Departments and Regulations) ·         On June 17, Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the Gove......

Work begins on Laird Station of Eglinton light transit line
July 04, 2016
Premier Kathleen Wynne was at the groundbreaking on Thursday – June 30  – morning  for the latest milestone in the construction of the Eglinton Cro......

Canada-EU Trade Deal Now Looks Like Europe's Next Big Rift, Post-Brexit
June 30, 2016
The dust hasn't started settling on Brexit yet, and Europe is already facing its next unity crisis. And this time, it's about a trade deal with Can......

First Nations Fiscal Management Act titled
June 30, 2016
Canada’s Gazette Part 2, released today, included annexed regulations to the First Nations Fiscal Management Act titled “Regulations Amending the F......

Railways on side with new locomotive emission standards
June 30, 2016
Canada’s two largest railway companies appear to be on board with Ottawa’s plan to limit polluting emissions for railway locomotives... To read fu......

Canadian Pacific Railway to Lay Off 500 Workers
June 30, 2016
WINNIPEG—The layoff of 500 Canadian Pacific RailwayCP2.35% maintenance workers will begin Thursday, according to a union website, as the railwa......

Trump breaks with party on trade as he threatens tariffs
June 29, 2016
Republican Donald Trump vowed to tear up the nation’s trade deals, threatened new tariffs and called for a new era of economic “Americanism” in a s......

CN appoints Mike Cory as chief operating officer and Ghislain Houle as chief financial officer Read more at http://www.stockhouse.com/news/press-releases/2016/06/27/cn-appoints-mike-cory-as-chief-operating-officer-and-ghislain-houle-as-chief#0TOYgwAhsLhw8
June 29, 2016
MONTREAL, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Luc Jobin, incoming president and chief executive officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), announced today the ......

New Weekday GO Rail Service Planned Between Hamilton and the Niagara Region
June 29, 2016
Ontario is planning to bring new weekday GO rail service between the future Confederation GO Station in Hamilton and the Niagara Region starting in......

CETA on track for ratification before U.K. leaves EU, minister says
June 28, 2016
In the aftermath of last week's surprising Brexit vote, the European Union is even more determined to sign a free trade agreement with Canada,.. T......

Security to be beefed up in Ottawa for Three Amigos summit
June 28, 2016
The RCMP warn that movement on Parliament Hill be limited at times as U.S. President Barack Obama visits Ottawa on Wednesday... To read full artic......

Barack Obama heads to last summit with Canada, Mexico
June 27, 2016
Today, Ontario announced three new GO Train stations along the Barrie GO Transit line as part of Metrolinx's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program......

Ontario Building Three New GO Train Stations in York Region/Simcoe County
June 27, 2016
Today, Ontario announced three new GO Train stations along the Barrie GO Transit line as part of Metrolinx's GO Regional Express Rail (RER) program......

Safety Advisory - Petroleum Crude Oil Classification
June 27, 2016
Part 2 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations requires the consignor (the person who ships or who imports the dangerous goods) ......

Technology, programs to prevent derailments
June 27, 2016
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - With the increasing focus on rail safety and the efforts to avoid hazardous materials spills of combustible material like oil and......

Ontario Building More GO Train Stations in East Toronto
June 23, 2016
New Stations to Provide Additional Transit Options for Commuters June 22, 2016 3:00 P.M. Ministry of Transportation Today, Ontario announced fou......

Trudeau: Britain remaining in EU good for free trade deal with Canada
June 23, 2016
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau affirmed his desire to see Britain remain in the European Union, on the eve of a historic vote marked by fie......

First Siemens Charger locomotives head to TTCI
June 23, 2016
THE first two Siemens SC-44 Charger diesel passenger locomotives have arrived in Colorado for the start of testing at TTCI's Pueblo facility... To......

League of Railway Industry Women seeks nominees for 'Outstanding Woman of the Year' 2016
June 22, 2016
There's still time to nominate a woman in railroading for the League of Railway Industry Women's (LRIW) 2016 "Outstanding Woman of the Year Award."......

Canadian Pacific: “A chill from up North”
June 22, 2016
Canadian Pacific on June 21, 2016 provided an earnings outlook for the year’s second-quarter “due to lower-than-anticipated volumes in bulk commodi......

Toronto may take on 5 transit projects over 15 years, but only 1 is funded
June 22, 2016
Toronto city planners revealed Tuesday their vision of how the city's transit network should evolve over the next 15 years, a vision that includes ......

Quebec to fast-track light rail project's environmental review
June 22, 2016
Members of the public will have less time to familiarize themselves with the potential environmental impact of the recently announced commuter rail......

Ontario Building More GO Train Stations in West Toronto
June 22, 2016
New Stations to Provide Additional Transit Options for Commuters June 21, 2016 11:30 A.M. Ministry of Transportation   Today, Ontario announced......

Follow-up - Proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations reduce air pollutants - News.gc News Release
June 21, 2016
As a follow-up to the June 17th announcement on proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations : In the June 18th edition of Gazette 1, the Government ......

New political party wants Vancouver Island to be Canada's 11th province
June 21, 2016
A former Progressive Conservative MP says he is the leader of a new political party, one that is calling for the establishment of Vancouver Island ......

LRT tunnel work to resume this week after sinkhole flooding
June 21, 2016
Excavation of the tunnel at Rideau Station is set to resume this week, after work stopped on June 8 when the tunnel flooded following a watermain b......

PTC hosting, Herzog-style
June 21, 2016
Herzog Technologies, Inc. (HTI) has rolled out Herzog PTC Hosting, described as “providing Positive Train Control messaging capabilities, back offi......

Ontario Expanding GO Rail Service in Durham Region
June 21, 2016
Extension From Oshawa to Bowmanville Will Create Jobs and Drive Economic Growth June 20, 2016 9:00 A.M. Office of the Premier Ontario is extendi......

Canadian executives back TPP, stronger ties with China
June 20, 2016
Canadian executives overwhelmingly support expanded international trade deals, including more open commerce with the United States and a free-trade......

Oh, Canada! Toronto beats Chicago on transit with more riders, funding
June 20, 2016
Toronto is a Great Lakes city like Chicago in many ways: It has about the same population, hot summers, freezing winters and a colorful patchwork o......

Government of Canada takes action to ensure more efficient travel between Canada and U.S.
June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016 – Ottawa – Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada remains committed to making it faster and easier to travel from Canada into......

Prime Minister Announces New Infrastructure Agreement With British Columbia
June 20, 2016
BURNABY, BC, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve......

Proposed Locomotive Emissions Regulations reduce air pollutants
June 20, 2016
June 17, 2016 – Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced that the Government of Canada will p......

Government of Canada extends provisions for rail in the Canada Transportation Act
June 16, 2016
OTTAWA, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and......

Canada's Ontario to expand all-day GO rail service to Waterloo
June 16, 2016
Canada's Ontario Government is expanding the two-way, all-day GO rail service to Waterloo from Toronto... To read full article click here....

Speaking Notes for the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport – At the Conference of Montreal
June 15, 2016
Introduction Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. I would like to thank the organizers of the Conference of Montreal for inviting me to open this ......

Ontario Expanding GO Rail Service to Waterloo Region
June 15, 2016
Ontario is one step closer to building the innovation supercorridor by delivering two-way, all-day GO train service between Toronto and Waterloo Re......

Media Advisory - Minister Garneau to host #TellTC Facebook Live events around the Canadian passenger experience
June 15, 2016
OTTAWA, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will be hosting two Facebook Live events to hear from Canadians a......

Media Advisory Unifor National President to speak at Toronto Town Hall on TPP
June 15, 2016
TORONTO, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Unifor National President, Jerry Dias will participate in a public town hall to discuss the proposed Trans-Pacific P......

British Jobs At Canadian Firms At Risk Over Brexit Vote, Morneau Says
June 15, 2016
OTTAWA — Finance Minister Bill Morneau is warning Britain that tens of thousands of jobs at Canadian firms in the United Kingdom are vulnerable bec......

4 provinces to power Canadian economy - B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, P.E.I.
June 14, 2016
Canada's economy is expected to grow by 1.5 per cent in 2016, with British Columbia to lead the country in growth, according to an outlook by the C......

Damage to a crossover switch led to the August 2015 freight train derailment in Farnham Yard, Quebec
June 14, 2016
DORVAL, QC, June 13, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - In its investigation report (R15D0073) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) det......

New Committee items posted on the parliamentary website
June 14, 2016
Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) Meeting Notice: Meeting Notice: Finance (FINA) Meeting A......

The Top Line: Mid-Term Cabinet Reboot
June 14, 2016
Yesterday, approximately two years ahead of the 2018 election, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne recalibrated the Government’s front bench.  There are......

New transit corridor could swallow up downtown surface lots
June 13, 2016
Winnipeg Transit may need to purchase downtown surface parking lots in order to carve out a route for the next segment of the city's rapid-transit ......

How Much Will Mississauga Get From Justin Trudeau?
June 13, 2016
According to a recent Toronto Star article, the announcements have to do with putting infrastructure money to work in Toronto and other areas befor......

Strike Averted - All VIA Rail trains running as scheduled. VIA Rail and UNIFOR Reach a New Tentative Agreement
June 13, 2016
MONTRÉAL, June 12, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada announced that it has reached a tentative agreement with UNIFOR, the union that represents t......

Upcoming Parliament Committee Meetings and Question Period for June 9, 2016
June 10, 2016
During June 9th's Question Period it was announced that next Wednesday, June 15th, the subject of debate will be a debate on concurrence of the 5th......

CTA to launch review of all transportation regulations
June 10, 2016
The Canadian Transportation Agency says the review of airlines, railways and marine transport is to keep up with consumer expectations.. To read f......

Grain transport act extension debate set for Wednesday
June 10, 2016
With seeding nearly complete across the country, the Liberals said Thursday politicians will debate whether to extend expiring grain transport legi......

Report: Rail projects to play a key role in improving Canada’s construction industry outlook
June 10, 2016
The construction industry in Canada is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.13% in real terms by 2020, despite shrinking......

Massive sinkhole closes Rideau Street in downtown Ottawa
June 09, 2016
A giant sinkhole opened up next to a major shopping mall in downtown Ottawa on Wednesday, causing a gas leak, collapsing a street and forcing the e......

Feds advance review process for $250M CN logistics hub in Milton, Ont.
June 09, 2016
OTTAWA—The federal government is moving forward with the regulatory review process for the Canadian National Railway Co.’s proposed logistics hub i......

Kanata light rail study to happen as early as January 2017
June 09, 2016
The City of Ottawa wants to start studying the route and costs of taking light rail out to Kanata many years earlier than planned so it can start p......

Toronto Transit Commission finishes laying track for subway extension
June 09, 2016
Canadian government officials on Monday marked the completion of track installation for the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension... To view the f......

CN Rail CEO Mongeau stepping down due to medical condition
June 08, 2016
MONTREAL—Canadian National Railway will have its third leader in more than six years after the CEO of the country’s largest railway said Tuesday he......

Alberta recovery, not ‘Brexit’, biggest concern for Canada’s economy, Morneau says
June 08, 2016
OTTAWA — Finance Minster Bill Morneau is acknowledging the possible negative impact of a U.K. vote to leave the European Union — but, he says, it i......

Pointe-Claire information session on proposed airport train
June 08, 2016
The public is invited to an open house at the Holiday Inn in Pointe-Claire on Thursday to ask questions about the proposed Réseau électrique métrop......

Bombardier wins US$244M contract to build trains for Abellio Rail in Germany
June 08, 2016
BERLIN—Bombardier Inc.’s rail division has locked in an order for 43 TALENT 2 trains from European rail firm Abellio Rail Südwest.... To view the ......

Canadian Rail Summit presentations are now posted and available to view on the CARS website
June 07, 2016
Canadian Rail Summit Presentations-May 11-13, 2016 Economic Trade Workshop Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting Mario Péloquin, Thales Canada Innovation ......

RAC honors CN, Quebec North Shore & Labrador for safety efforts
June 07, 2016
CN is encouraging communities to submit input for corridor risk assessments along key rail routes that carry significant amounts of dangerous goods......

CN asks municipalities to offer input for key route risk assessments
June 07, 2016
CN is encouraging communities to submit input for corridor risk assessments along key rail routes that carry significant amounts of dangerous goods......

Amsted Rail idling Bessemer wheel facility
June 07, 2016
Citing “reductions in new railcar demand and improved efficiencies of the railroads in North America for the foreseeable future,” Amsted Rail is te......

Ontario Committing More Than $1 Billion for Light Rail Transit in Ottawa
June 06, 2016
Ontario is committing more than $1 billion toward the City of Ottawa's Light Rail Transit (LRT) expansion project to help grow the economy, reduce ......

Siemens completes 70th ACS-64 locomotive for Amtrak
June 06, 2016
Amtrak and Siemens yesterday marked the completion of the 70th and final Amtrak Cities Sprinter (ACS-64) electric locomotive at Siemens' rail manuf......

CN launches website for safety input along key routes
June 06, 2016
CN launched a website on June 3, 2016 to encourage communities to submit input for corridor risk assessments along rail routes carrying significant......

Trade deficit down in April on growth in energy products and machinery exports
June 06, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s trade deficit with the world narrowed to $2.9 billion in April compared with $3.2 billion in March... ......

Register now for CARS 3rd annual Golf Tournament!
June 03, 2016
Join us for the Third Annual CARS Golf Tournament at the prestigious Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire, Quebec! When: Tuesday, September 13t......

Protective Direction 37 / Ordre 37
June 03, 2016
Good morning,   We wish to inform you that the Minister of Transport has issued Protective Direction no. 37, effective June 6, 2016, to require t......

Ontario sets aside $150M to study Toronto downtown relief subway line
June 03, 2016
TORONTO—Canada’s transit-hungry largest city could be getting its long-fought-for Downtown Relief Line.... To view the full article please click h......

Alstom unveils Paris metro train design
June 03, 2016
THE design and internal layout for the fleet of MP14 rubber-tyred metro trains which Alstom is building for Paris Transport Authority (RATP) was un......

Webinar-Opportunities in the U.K.'s rail sector
June 02, 2016
The Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers in collaboration with The High Commission of Canada will be holding a Webinar on thecommercial econom......

Canadian environmental agency seeks input on potential impacts of rail yard
June 02, 2016
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking comments regarding the proposed North American Polypropylene Rail Yard Project, located in ......

Caisse de Dépôt launches open house tour on proposed light rail project
June 02, 2016
SAINT-LAURENT – The Caisse de Dépôt held an open house Wednesday to allow the public to raise concerns and find out more about the proposed 67-kilo......

EU faces major test of trade resolve with Canada deal approval
June 02, 2016
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A rejection or labored approval of a free trade deal struck with Canada could scupper the European Union's chances of opening ......

World Bank to finance Indian station upgrades
June 02, 2016
The World Bank has agreed to provide a $500 million seed capital loan with a seven-year repayment moratorium to kick-start Indian Railways' (IR) st......

VIA Rail continues strong performance: growth in revenue and ridership
June 01, 2016
MONTRÉAL, May 31, 2016 /CNW/ - During the first quarter of 2016, VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) saw another increase in ridership and reported the best......

Open letter to the Right Honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
June 01, 2016
I am writing on behalf of Canada’s 60,000 manufacturers and their 1.7 million employees regarding the upcoming North American Leaders’ Summit to ex......

China will pay for rail into Ring of Fire - KWG
June 01, 2016
KWG Resources expects it will have a deal with the state-owned Bank of China to fund the entire cost of their proposed railway corridor to the Ring......

Green Interconnected Rapid Transit
June 01, 2016
Over the past couple of years, BOMA Nova Scotia has identified transportation as a major issue facing our member companies. The current transportat......

GDP dropped in March; Statistics Canada cuts estimates for last three quarters
June 01, 2016
OTTAWA—The Canadian economy contracted in March for a second consecutive month as real gross domestic product grew at a slower-than-expected pace f......

Transportation agency to launch review
May 31, 2016
Canada’s transportation industry is getting another review, this one by the government agency that regulates Canada’s railway, airline and marine s......

Manufacturers’ reluctance to invest could derail Canada’s economic momentum
May 31, 2016
OTTAWA—With energy sector capital spending running of fumes and a sluggish business investment climate for most other Canadian industries, a new Co......

CP Rail wants to install cameras to monitor train crews
May 31, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. wants to keep an eye on its train crews, and says installing cameras aimed at the locomotive operators will improve s......

CSX m/w, guided by COMPASS
May 31, 2016
Protran Technology, a unit of Harsco Rail, has secured its first order from a U.S. Class I for its COMPASS™ railway asset location and awareness sy......

Will a $136M Turcot rail corridor be built for nothing? New LRT wouldn't use it
May 30, 2016
Montreal's new light rail network will bypass a $136-million train corridor under the Turcot Interchange that Quebec's Transport Ministry had desig......

FreightCar America appoints Ted Baun Chief Commercial Officer
May 30, 2016
FreightCar America, Inc. announced May 27, 2016 that its Board of Directors has appointed Theodore (Ted) W. Baun as Chief Commercial Officer, effec......

Bombardier consortium wins US$106M rail control contract in Malaysia
May 30, 2016
BERLIN—The rail division of Canadian transport giant Bombardier Inc. and a Malaysia partner have won a major infrastructure contract to provide the......

TTC to open Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance facility
May 30, 2016
The Toronto Transit Commission tomorrow will officially open its Leslie Barns streetcar maintenance and storage facility... To view the full artic......

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has appointed three members to Board of Director roles.
May 30, 2016
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) has appointed three members to Board of Director roles... To view the full article please click here....

Montreal transit agency ready to roll out AZUR trains
May 27, 2016
The Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) announced yesterday that it's ready to begin sending more of its new AZUR trains into passenger service ......

VIA Rail ready to welcome more passengers this summer!
May 27, 2016
MONTREAL, May 26, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Starting on June 1st, the overall capacity for trips on board VIA Rail Canada's (VIA Rail) trains between Mon......

New Committee items posted on the parliamentary website
May 27, 2016
Finance (FINA) Meeting Amendment: Meeting 24 Foreign Affairs and International Development (FAAE) Meeting N......

Lance Fritz to keynote RSI/CMA 2016
May 26, 2016
Union Pacific Chairman, President and CEO Lance M. Fritz will be the keynote speaker at the RSI/CMA 2016 Rail Expo & Technical Conference on Monday......

90% of Metro Vancouver residents want major transit improvements right now: survey
May 26, 2016
The vast majority of residents in the Metro Vancouver region want more and improved public transit infrastructure immediately, according to a new s......

Mississauga looks to LRT
May 26, 2016
The Hurontario Street LRT in Mississauga is expected to provide significantly improved transit for one of Ontario’s largest and fastest growing cit......

Trudeau to G7: ‘it’s not about whether to invest, but what to invest in’
May 26, 2016
The meeting was Trudeau's first chance to tell G7 colleagues directly about Canada's approach of boosting government spending to lift its economy........

WSP to buy U.K. project management firm Sweett Group for $46.1M
May 25, 2016
MONTREAL—Canadian engineering and construction firm WSP Global Inc. is reaching across the Atlantic to build out its project management portfolio........

'I honestly thought this conversation was done': Kathleen Wynne on Hamilton LRT
May 25, 2016
Premier Kathleen Wynne says she's "very surprised" to see Hamilton city council debating whether it wants light rail transit (LRT) again. She thoug......

Canada could be pressed into reopening NAFTA, U.S. lawmaker says
May 25, 2016
WASHINGTON -- Canada might be forced to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement if the next U.S. president insists upon it, a Washingto......

Greenbrier ups Brazilian investments
May 25, 2016
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on May 24, 2016 entered into an agreement to acquire a 19.5% ownership stake in Amsted-Maxion Cruzeiro for $10 milli......

CSX makes senior leadership changes
May 24, 2016
CSX Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael Ward late last week announced several senior leadership changes, including the July 1 retirement o......

Trudeau arrives in Tokyo ahead of G7 summit in Japan
May 24, 2016
TOKYO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau landed Monday in Tokyo, where he will hold a bilateral visit with Japanese leaders before attending the Group......

President Sanders? Here's what it could mean for Canada
May 24, 2016
U.S. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders may be in a distant second place in the delegate race behind fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton, but that doe......

City of Montreal and CN focus on safety
May 24, 2016
Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, joined Sean Finn, Executive Vice­-President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal Officer at CN, in anno......

Belgium ambassador talks up Canada-EU trade deal to local businesses
May 20, 2016
Windsor and Essex County’s automotive and agri-business sectors are among Canadian sectors poised to benefit once the Canada-European Union Compreh......

New Committee items posted on the parliamentary website
May 20, 2016
Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) Evidence: Committee Evidence - ENVI-15 Finance (FINA) Eviden......

Freeland commits to sharing TPP economic study with Canadians
May 20, 2016
Global Affairs Canada is studying how the Canadian economy would be affected if the Liberal government chooses to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnersh......

Bombardier to shift production to clear TTC streetcar backlog
May 20, 2016
Bombardier Inc. is lightening the workload on its passenger rail-car plant in Thunder Bay in an attempt to speed up delivery on a problem-plagued c......

Emergency Response Assistance Canada and Canadian Pacific conduct training exercise to ensure responders are ready for rail emergencies
May 20, 2016
EDMONTON, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC), in conjunction with Canadian Pacific (CP), today conducted a rail emerg......

Partnered Innovation for Businesses and Communities.
May 19, 2016
CARS attended the Hill Times Sparking Innovation Event in Ottawa on May 18th. Please see the link below regarding a report on applied research : P......

Winnipeg council assured plans for BRT-to-LRT conversion still in the works
May 19, 2016
How much planning the City of Winnipeg is undertaking to prepare for the potential conversion of bus rapid transit (BRT) to light rail arose in the......

More deficits on horizon, even if Ontario balances budget briefly, watchdog warns
May 19, 2016
TORONTO—Ontario’s financial accountability officer says it’s possible the Liberal government can balance the books by 2017-18 as promised, but only......

Densification near SkyTrain stations could generate up to $2 billion for transit funding
May 19, 2016
Could developers be a big part of the solution to Metro Vancouver’s funding gap to fulfill a multi-billion dollar public transit expansion and impr......

CN and CP railways both on track for more layoffs
May 18, 2016
Canada’s two major railways are slashing expenses and eyeing more layoffs amid a slump in freight made worse by the fires in Northern Alberta... T......

10 answers to burning questions about LRT in Hamilton
May 18, 2016
Hamilton city councillor are expected to vote Wednesday on a design plan for light rail transit (LRT) in Hamilton, with the level of support for th......

Trudeau keynote speaker for big municipal huddle
May 18, 2016
Winnipeg’s best features will be on display the first week of June when more than 1,500 municipal officials from across Canada descend on the Manit......

Via Rail recognized by Quebec's Business Community
May 18, 2016
MONTREAL, May 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) was named the winner of a Mercuriades award – the Prix Accroissement de la product......

Montreal transit agency unveils train maintenance center
May 17, 2016
The Agence metropolitaine de transport (AMT) last week inaugurated its new train maintenance center in Montreal's Lachine borough. .. To view the ......

Will big pension funds and Ottawa partner to build tomorrow’s infrastructure?
May 17, 2016
The Trudeau government’s newfound enthusiasm about a big Montreal transit proposal has given Canadians a glimpse at one way Ottawa could fund billi......

New leadership takes helm at voestalpine Nortrak
May 17, 2016
Ant Watson has stepped down as chief executive officer of voestalpine Nortrak Inc, headquartered in Richmond, BC, Canada, effective March 31, 2016.......

Alstom gets approval for operation of Coradia Lint in Poland
May 17, 2016
French multinational firm Alstom has received approval for its Coradia Lint 41 regional trains on the rail network of Poland.... To view the full ......

Hamilton city council won't vote on LRT money this week after all
May 17, 2016
Hamilton's city councillors will put off a crucial light rail transit (LRT) vote on Wednesday so those who are nervous about it can get some answer......

President Trump? Here's what it could mean for Canada
May 16, 2016
Before Donald Trump’s foray into presidential politics, the most Canadians might hear or see of him north of the border was at a ribbon-cutting for......

Morneau promises quick response concerning electric light-rail train project
May 16, 2016
MONTREAL – Quebec’s Caisse de depot will have a response to its funding request for the Montreal electric light-rail project within a reasonable ti......

Infrastructure deficit needs attention: Beattie
May 16, 2016
A significant “infrastructure deficit” is taxing Canada’s ability to get products to market and should be addressed immediately, says the president......

Bombardier Transportation Unveils New Testing and Commissioning Facility at Derby, UK
May 16, 2016
One of the biggest investments in the history of the Derby Litchurch Lane site, strengthening Bombardier's footprint in the UK... To read full art......

Media Advisory-VIA Rail President Yves Desjardins-Siciliano and CN Engineering VP David Ferryman to deliver opening addresses at Canadian Rail Summit 2016
May 11, 2016
  MEDIA ADVISORY   Canada’s leading rail industry event will feature a 60-exhibitor trade show, and workshops on key issues such as safety, trad......

Onsite registration available for the Canadian Rail Summit!
May 10, 2016
Don't miss our exciting lineup of Canadian and international rail experts at the Canadian Rail Summit! When: May 11-13, 2016-Onsite Registration w......

Trudeau doles out $840 million to Toronto Transit Commission
May 10, 2016
Funds will go toward signal upgrades, new buses on city's crowded streets... To view the full article please click here....

Rail, flight companies offer deals to Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees
May 10, 2016
Amid predictions the fire that drove the evacuation of Fort McMurray could burn for weeks or months, transportation companies that serve northern A......

The City of Montreal and CN strengthen their partnership on safety
May 10, 2016
MONTREAL, May 9, 2016 /CNW/ - On his visit to CN Headquarters in Montreal, the Honourable Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, today joined Sean Finn,......

Join us for the Canadian Rail Summit May 11-13, 2016 -Register Now!
May 09, 2016
Don't miss our exciting lineup of Canadian and international rail experts at the Canadian Rail Summit! When: May 11-13, 2016 Location: Metro Toro......

Canadian economy braces for wildfire fallout as evacuation efforts continue
May 09, 2016
OTTAWA—The oil-production shutdowns caused by the huge Alberta wildfire pack plenty of potential for broader consequences across the entire Canadia......

CN earns ACC Responsible Care Partner, TRANSCAER awards
May 09, 2016
CN announced on May 5, 2016 it has been recognized as one of the three recipients of the prestigious Responsible Care Partner of the Year award of ......

VIA Rail releases its 2015 Annual Report
May 09, 2016
MONTRÉAL, May 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) issued its 2015 annual report today, noting an increase in both ridership and reven......

Bombardier must keep jobs, R&D and HQ in Canada if it wants $1B bailout, says Navdeep Bains
May 09, 2016
Canada's economic development minister also noted that Bombardier has 950 suppliers and that the aerospace sector contributes $29 billion to the na......

CRS BBQ SOLD OUT!!!!!
May 06, 2016
Steam Whistle Brewery Dinner is now sold out.  See you all there! When: Thursday May 12, 2016 from 6:30pm-11:00pm Where: Steam Whistle brewery, 2......

Canada prepares to get dragged into U.S. election as Trump launches opening salvo
May 06, 2016
WASHINGTON—The very first words out of Donald Trump’s mouth in the unofficial commencement of hostilities in the 2016 U.S. general election include......

New Measures in Canada to Enhance Rail Safety
May 06, 2016
A new Protective Direction issued by Transport Canada requires railways to provide municipalities and first responders with more data on dangerous ......

CN donates C$50,000 to Canadian Red Cross to support Alberta fire relief
May 06, 2016
MONTREAL, May 5, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced it will make a donation of C$50,000 to the Canadian Red Cross in support of relie......

Last chance for CRS BBQ Tickets!
May 05, 2016
Did somebody say BBQ?  Today is the final day to get your CRS BBQ Tickets! Come network with railroaders and suppliers alike at the Steam Whistle ......

CN joins Midwest Inland Port Strategic Development Coalition
May 05, 2016
Canadian National has joined the Midwest Inland Port Strategic Development Coalition (MIPSDC) to provide strategic and marketing support to the dev......

Canada’s trade deficit grew to $3.4B in March, more than double estimates
May 05, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the country’s trade deficit grew to a record $3.4 billion in March as exports fell faster than imports... To view th......

VIA Rail praised, government panned by financial watchdog
May 05, 2016
Canada’s chief financial watchdog praised VIA Rail’s internal management April 3 but slammed successive national governments for failing to support......

Vintage railway car goes gourmet on tour of Calgary park
May 05, 2016
CALGARY -- It's a gourmet lunch to go like no other.  A three-course, two-hour meal is served in a gleaming vintage railway car as it's pulled by a......

Join us for Canada's premier rail industry event- Register now for the Canadian Rail Summit!
May 04, 2016
  Published on May 2, 2016 Don't miss our exciting lineup of Canadian and international rail experts at the Canadian Rail Summit! When: May 11-1......

Chinese more likely to build rail link to Ring of Fire
May 04, 2016
A recent report may be good news for the development of the Ring of Fire. It also is a sad commentary on the state of affairs in Ontario and Canada......

Saint-Laurent mayor pushing for extension to Metro's Orange line
May 04, 2016
Alain DeSousa, borough mayor of Saint-Laurent, is asking the provincial government to extend the Metro's Orange metro line so it could connect to t......

Paying for infrastructure means using ‘land value capture’, but does it also mean more tax?
May 04, 2016
With the federal government aiming to kick-start investment in urban infrastructure, pledging A$50 million of public money in the 2016 budget to lo......

Metrolinx needs to buy at least parts of 250 properties for Hamilton's LRT
May 03, 2016
Metrolinx will have to buy or expropriate about 250 properties to make way for Hamilton's new light-rail transit (LRT) line, but it hopes most of t......

Stakeholders group awaits word from CN Rail
May 03, 2016
A group vying to get the Algoma Passenger Train Service back on track is continuing its work to get the service chugging again... To view the full......

CN presents 2015 Safe Handling Award to 141 shippers
May 03, 2016
Launched in 1992, CN's Safe Handling Award is presented to customers who load freight cars with dangerous goods and meet strict standards for the s......

G&W's Q1 results beat company expectations
May 03, 2016
Genesee & Wyoming Inc. announced late last week that first-quarter 2016 operating revenue rose 21.6 percent to $482.6 million, but adjusted income ......

Join us for Canada's premier rail industry event- Register now for the Canadian Rail Summit!
May 02, 2016
Don't miss our exciting lineup of Canadian and international rail experts at the Canadian Rail Summit! When: May 11-13, 2016 Location: Metro Toro......

Protective Direction 36
May 02, 2016
We would like to inform you that the Minister of Transport, in accordance with the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992, issued Protective D......

Canada eager to consider investing in new Montreal rail network - Trudeau
May 02, 2016
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government is eager to consider joining the pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec in investing in a ......

Canadian economy sees first decline since September
May 02, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the economy dipped in February after four consecutive months of growth... To view the full article please click here....

Transport Minister Garneau says Canada needs a greener transportation system
May 02, 2016
OTTAWA—Canada must make its transportation system smarter and greener, says Transport Minister Marc Garneau, but documents show the country is fall......

TPP: Public consultations on trade deal coming to Windsor
April 29, 2016
Windsor residents will get a chance to have their voices heard on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal in May... To read full article click here....

Rail safety message brought to schools
April 29, 2016
An important message about safety around trains and rail lines was delivered to youngsters in Regina Thursday. To read full article click here....

Launch of a new permanent exhibition on railway safety at Exporail: Stop, Look, Listen: Incoming Train?
April 29, 2016
Launch of a new permanent exhibition on railway safety at Exporail: Stop, Look, Listen: Incoming Train?... To read full article click here....

Did somebody say BBQ?
April 29, 2016
Don't miss the first BBQ of the season! Come network with railroaders and suppliers alike at the Steam Whistle Brewery. The evening will begin at ......

LRT supporters understand traffic woes, document construction on a Facebook page
April 28, 2016
Chris Klein is a member of a local group that supports the light rail transit project through the region, but that doesn't mean he isn't frustrated......

Montreal transit agency unveils design for renovated Mont-Royal Station
April 28, 2016
The Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) on Monday released the design for a new entrance building at its Mont-Royal station on the Orange Line s......

Transport Canada provides $10.9 million for rail crossing upgrades
April 28, 2016
OTTAWA – Transport Canada says it will put $10.9 million into improving more than 400 rail crossings... To view the full article please click here....

For Miner, a major gate order
April 27, 2016
Rail equipment lessor CAI Rail Inc. has selected Miner Enterprises, Inc. to supply Double Groove III pneumatic gates for 440 plastic pellet covered......

Canadian National Railway Co CEO tells government to ‘step back’ from rail regulations
April 27, 2016
MONTREAL — The CEO of Canadian National Railway Co. made an impassioned plea for less government involvement in the rail sector Tuesday, saying he ......

RAC’s New Canadian Rail Portal is powered by K2 Geospatial’s JMap
April 27, 2016
K2 Geospatial, a leading geospatial software company and the editor of JMap, is pleased to announce the creation of the Canadian Rail Portal. Initi......

InnoTrans 2016: North American attendee discount, strong Canadian presence
April 27, 2016
InnoTrans, the semi-annual global railway industry trade exhibition and the largest event of its type, is offering discounted tickets to North Amer......

Operation Lifesaver Rail Safety Week 2016
April 27, 2016
Every year, approximately 100 Canadians die or suffer serious injuries on railway tracks they should not be on... #SeeTracksThink #RSW2016 For mo......

Join us for Canada's premier rail industry event! Register Now!
April 26, 2016
Don't miss our exciting lineup of Canadian and international rail experts at the Canadian Rail Summit! When: May 11-13, 2016 Location: Metro Toro......

CN posts “very solid” first-quarter results
April 26, 2016
Noting “a challenging economic environment,” CN announced a “very solid” first-quarter performance for 2016... To view the full article please cli......

Thieves make off with railway ties in Guelph's east end
April 26, 2016
Police say railway ties were stolen from beside tracks in Guelph's east end Sunday afternoon... To view the full article please click here....

Bechtel team starts work on Edmonton light rail
April 26, 2016
The team carrying out the first phase of the Edmonton Valley Line Light Rail Transit project is made up of Bechtel, Bombardier, EllisDon and Fengat......

Liberal infrastructure changes mean funding for ferries, small roads
April 26, 2016
Provincial governments are being told the first phase of the Liberal infrastructure program will cover the cost of new projects, as long as they ar......

Federal government to consider public pension funds to help bankroll big infrastructure
April 25, 2016
OTTAWA -- The federal government has identified a potential source of cash to help pay for Canada's mounting infrastructure costs -- and it could i......

World rail infrastructure market April 2016
April 25, 2016
Australia: Construction company Built is to refurbish the 'crumbling' historic administration building at Melbourne's Flinders Street station as pa......

Quebec: Pension fund turns passenger rail operator
April 25, 2016
Proposing a radical new business model, Quebec’s huge public pension fund announced April 22, 2016 that it will directly undertake construction and......

Canada extends grain transportation rules one year
April 25, 2016
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Canada's new Liberal government on Friday extended by one year rules put in place in 2014 to speed movement of grain......

Don't miss our exciting lineup of Canadian and international rail experts!
April 22, 2016
                                                             www.railcan.ca/crs2016...

National News: Joint statement by European Commissioner for Trade and Canada's Minister of International Trade on Canada-EU trade agreement
April 22, 2016
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, and Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, met this week in Brussel......

Edmonton city administration maps out future of LRT
April 22, 2016
The future of Edmonton's LRT network has been fully mapped out by city administration, but it will be a long time before you can catch one of those......

Media Advisory - Operation Lifesaver
April 22, 2016
OTTAWA, April 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Operation Lifesaver is pleased to announce Rail Safety Week 2016. Hundreds of rail safety events will be taking plac......

Parsons adds Abruzzo as rail bridge leader
April 22, 2016
Parsons has hired Joseph Abruzzo as its railroad bridge practice leader, where he will be responsible for directing the pursuit and execution of ra......

Amendments to the Railway Safety Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations-New Grade Crossings Regulations
April 21, 2016
The purpose of this message is to advise you that the Railway Safety Administrative Monetary Penalties Regulations, which came into force April 1, ......

CETA a ‘gold standard’ agreement, Freeland tells EU committee
April 21, 2016
Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland delivered a straightforward message to the European Parliament’s trade committee in Brussels on Wednesday: progres......

VIA Rail Canada receives award for commitment to risk management
April 21, 2016
MONTRÉAL, April 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) was rewarded for its commitment to risk management at the Global Risk Awards, he......

NRE acquires HK Engine Components, LLC
April 21, 2016
NRE Hagerstown, an affiliate of NRE, on April 15, 2016 announced that it has finalized the acquisition of the assets of HK Engine Components, LLC (......

CP reports record Q1 results
April 20, 2016
CALGARY, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced its lowest-ever first-quarter operatin......

Glenn joins Wells Fargo Rail as CCO
April 20, 2016
William Glenn, a 14-year rail industry veteran, has joined railcar and locomotive leasing company Wells Fargo Rail as Chief Commercial Officer. Gle......

Chinese engineers endorse plans for $2-billion rail line to Ring of Fire
April 20, 2016
A team of Chinese engineers is endorsing a planned rail line to Northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire and says the project could open the door to Chinese......

TSB questions federal response to Ottawa bus-train crash recommendations
April 20, 2016
The chair of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says she's concerned the federal transportation ministry's responses to safety recommendatio......

Green Line tunnel under Bow River and downtown seen as best option for new LRT route
April 19, 2016
The best route for the north-central portion of Calgary's next major LRT expansion would be to tunnel from 20th Avenue North, beneath the Bow River......

Another CP merger effort possible but would require a track of more tact
April 19, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway might still make another play to acquire a Class I railroad. But if chief executive E. Hunter Harrison wants to succeed wh......

GATX, Amtrak host railcar safety training sessions
April 19, 2016
GATX Corporation, in partnership with Amtrak and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, hosted railcar safety training sessions using ......

VIA and CN execs to share insights on the future of rail at CRS 2016
April 15, 2016
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AECOM awarded LRT contract by Metrolinx, Canada
April 15, 2016
Infrastructure firm AECOM has been selected to provide technical advisory services on the Hurontario light rail transit (LRT) projects in Mississau......

Canada's Freeland Says Trade Deal With EU a ‘Great Deal’
April 15, 2016
Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s International Trade Minister, discusses details of the Canada-EU pact, CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agree......

Via Rail's $4B plan for Quebec-Ontario route opts for 'frequency' over speed
April 15, 2016
Via Rail will ask the federal government by year's end to climb aboard a plan to run new "high-frequency," electric-hybrid trains in the busy Winds......

Harsco awarded multi-year contract for UK rail grinding services
April 15, 2016
Global industrial company Harsco Corporation announced April 13, 2016 that its Harsco Rail track maintenance business has been awarded a multi-year......

Wabtec signs $30 million contract to provide PTC for NICTD
April 15, 2016
Wabtec Corporation announced April 14, 2016 that it has signed a contract worth about $30 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive ......

Ontario Partners with Thales in Canada to Support Transit Technology and Create Jobs
April 14, 2016
Ontario is partnering with Thales in Canada to develop the next generation of railway signalling solutions which will improve transit safety, effic......

Montreal transit agency plans improvements at Honore-Beaugrand station
April 14, 2016
The Societe de transport de Montreal (STM) on May 2 will launch a major refurbishment of its Honore-Beaugrand subway station in northeastern Montre......

China Rail engineers, KWG resources crew surveys for Ring of Fire railroad
April 14, 2016
A group of engineers from China have spent their day surveying a potential rail line to access the Ring of Fire... To view the full article please......

Bank of Canada’s Stephen Poloz gives the nod to Trudeau’s deficits: Walkom
April 14, 2016
More good news for Justin Trudeau. The Bank of Canada has effectively given its seal of approval to the Liberal government’s big-deficit policy... ......

Conservatives’ One-for-One rule could be hindering regulatory cooperation: report
April 13, 2016
The One-for-One rule — implemented by the Harper government to reduce the regulatory burden on Canadian businesses — may be hindering efforts to be......

Materials handling with care and accuracy
April 13, 2016
Suppliers offer many versatile options to railroads for precise placement and removal of materials needed along the rights-of-way... To view the f......

Canadian crude exports to U.S. hit record level
April 13, 2016
American refineries swallowed up cheap and abundant Canadian oil last year, helping to push crude exports to the United States from north of the bo......

AGRI considering subcommittee to study grain transportation, Emerson report
April 13, 2016
Members of the House of Commons Agriculture Committee are looking at the possibility of creating two subcommittees to study grain transportation an......

Register Now! CRS 2016 Early Bird Pricing Ends April 22
April 12, 2016
Exhibit space is now sold out!!! Register now for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 – Canada’s leading rail event! When: May 11-13, 2016 Location: M......

Fire chief supports CN risk assessment
April 12, 2016
ALNWICK/HALDIMAND - During his first report to Alnwick / Haldimand Council last week, interim Fire Chief Al Mann recommended that a risk assessment......

Surrey searches for money to keep light rail on track
April 12, 2016
The City of Surrey remains confident construction on the proposed Surrey light-rail transit (LRT) line will start in 2018, despite serious question......

Rising oil prices propel loonie to highest point of 2016
April 12, 2016
The trading week started Monday with a bang, as the Canadian dollar soared to its highest level in half a year on the back of rising crude and gold......

Canadian Pacific abandons efforts to buy Norfolk Southern
April 11, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. said on Monday it had scrapped efforts to buy Norfolk Southern Corp, almost six months after it launched its unsolici......

Fed memo says ratifying TPP could be bad but not signing may be worse
April 11, 2016
OTTAWA—On the day Canada agreed to the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, an internal federal analysis warned the deal threatened to water do......

Philippe Couillard hoping more spending can ease Liberal woes
April 11, 2016
These are tough times to be a Quebec Liberal. A series of scandals has overshadowed its mid-mandate budget and tainted the party's image ahead of a......

Hadenfeldt named Loram VP Sales & Marketing
April 11, 2016
Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. has appointed Katie Hadenfeldt Vice President Sales & Marketing, with responsibility for all aspects of LORAM’S cont......

Confirmed Speakers for Canadian Rail Summit Toronto
April 08, 2016
CARS is pleased to announce two new speakers for the Canadian Rail Summit scheduled to take place in Toronto at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre......

Surrey's slice of $450 million transit funding pie to be revealed in coming months
April 08, 2016
SURREY — Surrey residents will have to "stay tuned" to find out what slice the city will get from a $460 million federal funding pie allotted for p......

Rail, ports in Canada’s West need cash injections
April 08, 2016
Big investments in both rail and marine infrastructure will be required to accommodate an acceleration in commodities shipments, particularly oil, ......

U.S. Army opposes CP Rail’s proposed Norfolk Southern takeover due to national security concerns
April 08, 2016
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has attracted a powerful opponent to its proposed takeover of Norfolk Southern Corp. — the U.S. Army... To read full......

Ottawa traffic study to steer clear of road tolls
April 07, 2016
A proposed traffic study that originally included consideration of tolls and other forms of "road pricing" in its scope will focus instead on the b......

ZTR Control Systems Transforms the Axle Generator
April 07, 2016
March 29, 2016 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN & LONDON, ON—During the lifetime of a locomotive, an axle generator can be replaced time and time again. Debris th......

Manitoba election: NDP promises roads, rail relocation, rapid transit
April 07, 2016
The NDP promises to "transform Winnipeg" by completing an inner ring road, moving out rail lines and expanding rapid transit, leader Greg Selinger ......

Here’s how pre-LRT funding will be spent this year in Cambridge
April 07, 2016
WATERLOO REGION – Regional council is continuing in its efforts to support projects in Cambridge designed to prepare this city for the eventual imp......

Liberal, Tory, NDP MPs pan protectionist talk by Trump, Sanders
April 06, 2016
MPs from all three major parties say they reject the protectionist positions of leading United States presidential candidates on free trade, warnin......

Canadian trade deficit balloons to $1.9B as exports fall more than imports
April 06, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the trade deficit with other countries increased to $1.9 billion in February as exports fell faster than imports. To......

Greenbrier posts solid second quarter results
April 06, 2016
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. on April 5, 2016 reported financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended Feb. 29, 2016... To view the......

Sudbury-area's MPs to work together
April 06, 2016
Innovation and infrastructure spending are keys to rebuilding Canada's - and Sudbury's - economy, the region's two Liberals MPs said Tuesday... To......

Canada is failing to attract new manufacturing. Here’s how to fix it
April 05, 2016
Although most Canadians are not aware of it, Canada is engaged in a global competition, this week and every week. No, not for hockey or curling hon......

Regional of the Year: Central Maine & Quebec Railway; Short Line of the Year: New Orleans & Gulf Coast Railway
April 05, 2016
On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at the morning general session during the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association Connections Convention......

Kelso Technologies Inc.: Distribution Agreement With MGM
April 05, 2016
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and DOWNERS GROVE, ILLINOIS--(Marketwired - April 4, 2016) - Kelso Technologies Inc. (TSX:KLS)(NYSE MKT:KIQ) ("Kelso" o......

15,000 employees complete rail courses at CN’s two campuses
April 05, 2016
Canadian National Railway (CN) announced April 4, 2016 that 15,000 employees have completed a range of railway training programs at its two educati......

FRA announces $25 million in grant funds for PTC implementation
April 05, 2016
The Federal Railroad Administration is accepting applications for $25 million in competitive grant funds available to railroad, suppliers, and stat......

Toronto chief planner Jennifer Keesmaat is a new breed of bureaucrat
April 04, 2016
Jennifer Keesmaat has worked to fulfil her vision for the city — and clashed with councillors and the mayor. It’s fully in character for a member o......

AV Rail Contracting bought by Allied Track Services
April 04, 2016
CANADA: Road-rail crane, telecoms and signalling specialist AV Rail Contracting has been bought by Allied Track Services... To view the full artic......

Want your own Montreal subway car? You can buy one from the city for $1,000
April 04, 2016
Montreal’s original subway cars are set to retire after 50 years of service — and the city’s transport agency is looking to members of the public t......

Deficit-tolerant Trudeau adds Canada to the anti-austerity club
April 04, 2016
Trudeau says that now's the time to invest in infrastructure spending and offer middle-class tax cuts... To view the full article please click here....

Deficit-tolerant Trudeau adds Canada to the anti-austerity club
April 04, 2016
Trudeau says that now's the time to invest in infrastructure spending and offer middle-class tax cuts... To view the full article please click here....

Toronto transit plans get boost as council approves key recommendations
April 01, 2016
Mayor John Tory called it a great day for transit in Toronto after city council approved several recommendations including a preferred corridor for......

What a rising loonie means for the manufacturing rebound
April 01, 2016
Snowbirds and cauliflower lovers were none too pleased in January when the Canadian dollar fell below US69 cents —a 13-year low To read full artic......

Agreement on Internal Trade talks won’t meet March deadline, but they’re ‘close’: Bains
April 01, 2016
Negotiations to strengthen the Agreement on Internal Trade and reduce barriers to interprovincial commerce are almost finished, Innovation, Science......

Trudeau plays down worries Trump, Sanders would reopen trade deal with Canada
April 01, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s not worried the election of Republican front-runner Donald Trump or Democratic contender Bernie Sanders cou......

Nova Scotia rail line abandonment faces new regulations
March 31, 2016
The province has announced new regulations for companies that plan to abandon rail lines in Nova Scotia, three days before the American owner of a ......

Federal budget good news for Ottawa’s LRT dreams
March 31, 2016
The new federal budget may be awash in red ink, but the federal Liberals did exactly what they promised they would, pouring money in the coming yea......

Freight traffic still on the decline
March 31, 2016
For the third week in a row, freight traffic shows no signs of growth. For the week ending March 26, 2016, carloads and intermodal units took anoth......

Underground light show to celebrate Ottawa's LRT project
March 31, 2016
If you’ve been dying to explore the LRT tunnel, you’re in luck – sort of.  The city has announced a 10-week underground sound and light show inside......

Register Now! Canadian Rail Summit Early-bird pricing ends April 4
March 30, 2016
Early-bird pricing ends April 4, so be sure to register today for Canada’s leading rail industry event ? your opportunity to network with North Ame......

CP files definitive proxy statement regarding shareholder proposal for NS Annual Meeting
March 30, 2016
Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) today filed its definitive proxy statement for its Norfolk Southern Corp. (NS) shareholder resolution asking th......

TPP is more opportunity than threat for those who embrace competition
March 30, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership is the most significant and encompassing trade agreement yet contemplated. The 12 countries represent nearly 40 per c......

Council urged to get facts on high speed rail
March 30, 2016
With passenger rail service making a comeback, people in Brantford need to pay close attention to recent provincial developments, city councillors ......

CN recognizes customers for sustainability leadership
March 30, 2016
Canadian National Railway on March 29, 2016 recognized 22 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned with the objectives ......

Canada’s trade deal with China has opportunity, but experts urge caution
March 29, 2016
Canada did not dispatch any federal cabinet ministers to China last year for the first time since 1990, the year after the Tiananmen Square massacr......

London (Ontario) looks to LRT
March 29, 2016
The city of London, Ontario, whose population is close to 375,000, is considering light rail transit (LRT). The City Council has recently endorsed ......

Via Rail officials, local rail advocates set to meet April 29
March 29, 2016
More federal funding could be coming down the tracks for Via Rail, but it's not nearly enough to fully restore and grow the passenger rail service,......

Report backs Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack transit plan
March 29, 2016
Mayor John Tory’s proposal to pay for the city’s share of his SmartTrack transit plan has received the qualified backing of a new report... To vie......

Driving through Port Huron on the CN Railway
March 29, 2016
Looking out the window of a CN Railway car, Nick Tokarski sees a variety of landscapes slowly roll past him every day... To view the full article ......

Canadian Rail Summit Early-bird pricing ends April 4
March 24, 2016
Early-bird pricing ends April 4, so be sure to register today for Canada’s leading rail industry event ? your opportunity to network with North Ame......

Hamilton Transit Expansion Threatened by Continued Underfunding
March 24, 2016
Comparable transit systems across Canada have grown ridership by expanding service frequencies and routes. By contrast, Hamilton City Council in Ha......

Federal budget 2016: Ottawa noncommittal on Montreal's public-transit wish list
March 24, 2016
The Liberal government's first budget, tabled Tuesday, allocates about $925 million for public transit infrastructure in Quebec over three years, b......

Build all that infrastructure with Canadian stuff, like steel, say Steelworkers
March 24, 2016
Loss of jobs and steel production in Hamilton and the threat of bankruptcy at Essar Steel Algoma in Sault Ste. Marie should be priorities, says uni......

Budget 2016
March 23, 2016
To view the 2016 Federal Budget please click here....

Now accepting Nominations for CARS Board of Directors Positions
March 23, 2016
Nominations are now being accepted for the CARS Board of Directors, if you are a current CARS member in good standing, and are interested in servin......

Federal budget 2016 spends up to $3.4B in public transit to address ‘lost productivity,’ but falls short of Via Rail demands
March 23, 2016
OTTAWA — The Liberal government is spending billions of dollars to improve transportation within cities, but is only giving Via Rail Canada a tiny ......

CN continues to roll out Safety Innovation Program as part of its broader agenda to enhance the safety of operations
March 23, 2016
MONTREAL, March 22, 2016 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) announced today the launch of the third year of its Safety Innovation Program. The Progr......

EXTENSION TO APRIL 5 of deadline for comments on Part 6 (Training) of the TDGR
March 23, 2016
The deadline for comments on Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations is being extended to Tuesday April 5, 2016. He......

Trudeau government spending plans provide clues to budget, priorities
March 22, 2016
Funding for environmental assessments is up while money for natural resource programs is down as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government puts it......

Alstom delivers the third rebuilt rail car to Rocky Mountaineer
March 22, 2016
21 March 2016 - Alstom and Canadian customer Rocky Mountaineer celebrated on 18 March 2016 the delivery of the third rebuilt luxury rail car at Als......

When it comes to the TPP, U.S. demands could trump Canadian desires: Geist
March 22, 2016
The Trans Pacific Partnership, a massive trade deal that covers 40 per cent of the world’s GDP, has mushroomed into a political hot potato in the U......

Cape Breton rail line abandonment deadline
March 22, 2016
In less than two weeks, the U.S. owner of a rail line that runs through Cape Breton can apply to abandon it, which likely means the track will be t......

Liberals promise 'fundamentally different approach' in 2016 budget
March 21, 2016
Canadians will see a "fundamentally different approach to the economy," when the Liberal government unveils its 2016 budget next week, says Francoi......

CN supports Canadian Agricultural Safety Week
March 21, 2016
Canadian National (CN) has joined the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA) to promote farm safety as CASA's newest safety investor in th......

Rocky Mountaineer CEO Steve Sammut keeps expansion on track
March 21, 2016
Coaching his two sons’ Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association teams has been a great training ground to prepare Steve Sammut for his new j......

Why the federal budget should include a cash infusion for big-city transit
March 21, 2016
Every day, more than 2.7 million trips are taken on Toronto’s transit system. In Montreal, more than 2.2 million are taken on the Metro on an avera......

Minister Garneau endorses innovative awareness tool for first responders dealing with flammable liquid emergencies
March 18, 2016
Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, endorsed an online awareness tool aimed at helping first responders deal with flammable ......

Metrolinx retains CH2M for Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects
March 18, 2016
Metrolinx has awarded CH2M a Consultant and Program Management Services contract for its Next Wave Rapid Transit Projects initiative.... To view t......

North to Alaska: Canadian firm explores shipping oilsands crude to U.S. state by rail
March 18, 2016
CALGARY—A rail company is getting ready to launch a feasibility study this spring into its plan to send trains full of oilsands bitumen from Fort M......

What do the federal Liberals have in store for Surrey?
March 18, 2016
What will be in the federal budget for 2016? Infrastructure spending, small business tax breaks, climate action, housing – this will be a stimulus ......

A Better Border Is More Prosperous, More Efficient And More Secure
March 17, 2016
Justin Trudeau's government made significant progress last week in bolstering Canada's vital relationship with the United States... To view the fu......

Via Rail boosts security in stations after 'unfounded' threat
March 17, 2016
TORONTO — Via Rail says it has increased police and canine patrols in certain train stations following what it calls an "unfounded" threat... To v......

Manufacturing sales climb to new record in January, up 2.3 per cent
March 17, 2016
OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says manufacturing sales rose 2.3 per cent in January to $53.1 billion, a new record... To view the full article please c......

Pension Funds Urge Trudeau to Think Big on Infrastructure
March 16, 2016
Canada’s largest pension funds have advice for Justin Trudeau’s government as it prepares to double its infrastructure investments over the next de......

Canada's railways celebrate the induction of Saint-Lambert, Que., into the Canadian Railway Hall of Fame
March 16, 2016
OTTAWA, March 15, 2016 /CNW/ - Railway Association of Canada (RAC) member-company CN yesterday formally acknowledged the induction of Saint-Lambert......

Washington D.C. to shut down entire commuter rail system for a day
March 16, 2016
WASHINGTON—Hundreds of thousands of Washington, D.C., workers were preparing for a potentially soul-sucking commute with the rail system serving th......

Region residents weigh in on proposed Ion LRT Stage 2 routes
March 16, 2016
The results of the first two public consultation meetings on Stage 2 of the Ion light rail transit project are in, and the future of the proposed S......

Stella-Jones Reports Record 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results
March 16, 2016
MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 16, 2016) - Fourth quarter highlights: Sales of $357.5 million, up 23.3% from $289.9 million last yearOper......

David Ferryman, Vice-President System Engineering, CN confirmed to speak at Canadian Rail Summit! Exhibition Space Sold-Out!
March 15, 2016
CARS is pleased to announce that David Ferryman, Vice-President System Engineering, CN  is confirmed to speak at the opening plenary session of the......

Vancouver to Prince George rail should return, says Lillooet
March 15, 2016
The District of Lillooet is lobbying higher levels of government to bring back passenger train service between Vancouver and Prince George... To v......

ELD Rules for Rail – Webinar
March 15, 2016
Gain a full understanding of how to meet compliance with get a complete rail-specific overview of the FMCSA’s ELD Mandate. Learn how to avoid penal......

Carlo Patrick to join Herzog Services, Inc
March 15, 2016
Carlo Patrick will join Herzog Services, Inc., as vice president effective March 21, 2016... To view the full article please click here....

Transport Minister at Commons Transport Committee‏
March 14, 2016
On March 9, the Hon. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and C......

VIA Rail reopens waiting room at La Pocatière train station in Canada
March 14, 2016
VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) and the municipality of Ste-Anne-De-La-Pocatière have reopened the waiting room of the La Pocatière train station, follo......

Government of Canada conducts train derailment exercise to improve collaboration and response capabilities
March 14, 2016
MAPLE RIDGE, BC, March 12, 2016 /CNW/ - On March 12 and 13, 2016, Transport Canada and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), an agency of......

House of Commons Committee Items Update
March 14, 2016
Finance (FINA) News Release: House   Finance Committee Tables Its Pre-Budget Consultations Report in Advance of   the 2016 Bu......

Trudeau succeeds in putting Canada on Washington’s radar
March 11, 2016
It was the BFF summit. And if the agenda was policy-lite, President Barack Obama’s welcome to the White House for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was......

CP+NS: STB declaratory order proceedings under way
March 11, 2016
On March 2, 2016, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (CPRL)[1] filed a petition requesting that the Board issue a declaratory order on two issues... ......

Why light rail transit is needed on the Arbutus Corridor
March 11, 2016
The landmark decision made by the City of Vancouver to purchase the Arbutus Corridor from Canadian Pacific for the purpose of retaining it as a tra......

Report on Via Rail troubling
March 11, 2016
Removing federal subsidies for passenger train service between Toronto and Vancouver would literally take Via Rail off the rails in that part of th......

Fossil fuels 'probably dead,' says Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison
March 10, 2016
MONTREAL — People need to get their heads around the idea that fossil fuels are "probably dead," the CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway said Wednesday......

New SmartTrack plan unanimously approved by Mayor John Tory's executive committee
March 10, 2016
Mayor John Tory's executive committee unanimously approved the new scaled-down SmartTrack transit proposal on Wednesday — hours after Tory said it ......

Remanufacturing, repair submits tenders for more work
March 10, 2016
Ontario Northland's recent job fair garnered more than 1,500 resumes, many from qualified individuals, says Corina Moore, the Crown agency's presid......

Bank of Canada stands pat on trend-setting interest rate
March 10, 2016
The bank says Canada’s GDP growth in the fourth quarter was not as weak as expected, and the near-term outlook for the economy remains broadly the ......

Myers: More than Canada on the menu at Washington state dinner
March 09, 2016
As President Barack Obama welcomes Prime Minister Trudeau to the White House Thursday, the glitz and glamour of the presidential state dinner will ......

Eglinton Crosstown under way, underground
March 09, 2016
Tunneling for Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project is in the home stretch, with completion scheduled for fourth-quarter 2016... To view the fu......

B.C., Ontario lead Canadian growth forecast while Alberta goes negative
March 09, 2016
OTTAWA—With a weaker loonie and a still struggling commodity market, Canada’s 10 provincial economies are facing a range of trajectories in 2016.........

How a possible ‘Brexit’ could change the game on the Canada-EU trade pact
March 08, 2016
OTTAWA — Last week, International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland declared mission accomplished in Canada’s efforts to seal an all-encompassing de......

Companies already jockeying for first dibs on Ring of Fire infrastructure money
March 08, 2016
There could be battle shaping up on who gets first dibs on the government infrastructure money that has been promised for the Ring Of Fire mining d......

Interest rate cuts may be more likely than you think, at least in Canada
March 08, 2016
The Bank of Canada may not be done with interest-rate cuts just yet. Seven of 19 economists in a Bloomberg survey predict the central bank will low......

CP, City of Vancouver agree to sale of Arbutus Corridor
March 08, 2016
Canadian Pacific and the City of Vancouver on March 7, 2016 jointly announced that they have agreed to terms for the sale by CP of the Arbutus Corr......

CP considering legal options against some merger opponents
March 07, 2016
Canadian Pacific is considering all of its legal options in response to major U.S. railroads that have publicly stated their opposition to its prop......

Station waiting room fitted with timed doors
March 07, 2016
CANADA: As part of a programme to revitalise underused stations, the waiting room at La Pocatière station in Québec has been reopened through a par......

'Canada matters': Trudeau's White House visit sends message, Freeland says
March 07, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's upcoming trip to the White House this week will send a message to U.S. politicians that "Canada matters," says Inte......

Quebec government to invest $300M in port areas across province
March 07, 2016
MONTREAL—Quebec’s minister of Maritime Affairs, Jean D’Amour, has announced a major investment in industrial port areas throughout Canada’s largest......

Transit hub planned for downtown Kitchener, Ontario
March 07, 2016
The Region of Waterloo, which includes the twin cities of Kitchener and Waterloo in Southwestern Ontario, plans to build a $43 million dollar trans......

Canada needs to move quickly on trade deals to help counteract shocks to economy: study
March 04, 2016
OTTAWA — With the federal budget only weeks away, a new study is urging the government to quickly ratify trade agreements with Europe and Pacific n......

Harsco wins two New York track renewal contracts
March 04, 2016
HARSCO Rail's track maintenance business unit has won two separate contracts worth around $US 10m to renew track in the New York area... To view t......

Calgary Transit adds public Wi-fi to six downtown CTrain stations
March 04, 2016
Calgary Transit has expanded public Wi-Fi to six additional CTrain stations within the downtown corridor, the agency announced yesterday... To vie......

Via’s proposal for Toronto-Montreal corridor makes sense, but Liberals studying cost: minister
March 04, 2016
OTTAWA – Transport Minister Marc Garneau says Via Rail’s proposed dedicated track in the Montreal-Toronto corridor seems to fit with what the Liber......

Fabiola MacIntyre to speak at CARS/CP Meeting- Calgary
March 03, 2016
CARS is pleased to announce that Fabiola MacIntyre, Manager, Green Line, City of Calgary will be joining Thomas Lambrecht, Vice President Mechanica......

Prototype MP54AC delivered to Metrolinx, GO Transit
March 03, 2016
Wabtec Corp. subsidiary MotivePower has delivered a prototype MP54AC diesel-electric locomotive to Metrolinx, the regional transportation authority......

CP files with STB for declaratory order
March 03, 2016
Canadian Pacific, still in hot pursuit of Norfolk Southern, has filed a petition with the Surface Transportation Board seeking an expedited declara......

Canada on track for $150B in budget deficits over five years, says TD report
March 03, 2016
OTTAWA—A new analysis by one of Canada’s biggest banks says the federal government could run $150 billion in budget deficits over the next five yea......

Chamber calling for delay on TPP deal
March 03, 2016
Until it’s clear who is the new U.S. president and whether that person will accept the Trans-Pacific Partnership as is, the local Chamber of Commer......

UTLX retrofitting DOT-111s, CPC-1232s at new Ohio plant
March 02, 2016
Union Tank Car Company’s Repair Business Unit has established a tank car remanufacturing facility in Marion, Ohio, the company announced March 1, 2......

Canada’s economy beat low expectations in Q4 2015: Statistics Canada
March 02, 2016
OTTAWA—The economy exceeded low expectations to grow at an annual rate of 0.8 per cent in the final three months of 2015, Statistics Canada said.........

BNSF posts 10 percent net income gain in 2015
March 02, 2016
BNSF Railway Co. closed out 2015 with a 5 percent decrease in total annual revenue, but a 10 percent increase in net income compared with 2014's re......

Mayor says there's no political will to look at ending area rating transit
March 02, 2016
A citizens' jury on transit recommends the city look at scrapping suburban area rating for transit in Hamilton. But some local politicians say they......

Greenbrier CCO transitions from role
March 01, 2016
The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced Feb. 26, 2016 that William Glenn, Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer has decided to pursue......

LNG industry could add $7.4B over 30 years, says Conference Board of Canada
March 01, 2016
VANCOUVER—A new study shows Canada would get a big economic boost from a liquefied natural gas industry, especially British Columbia, including ten......

Via Rail seeking federal budget funding for $1.3B passenger car upgrade in Toronto-Montreal corridor
March 01, 2016
OTTAWA – Via Rail Canada Inc. is looking for funding in the March 22 federal budget for a new fleet of cars costing upwards of $1.3 billion that wo......

Canada completes legal review of CETA with European Union
March 01, 2016
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), Canada’s largest and most influential business network, applauds the Canadian government for the successf......

Register Now!!! 2016 Canadian Rail Summit
February 29, 2016
Exhibit space is 90% sold out! Registration is now open for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 – Canada’s leading rail event! When: May 11-13, 2016 L......

Transdev to offer operation support for new LRT Line in Edmonton, Canada
February 29, 2016
Transdev has secured a 30-year contract to provide operation support for the new Edmonton's Valley Line light rail transit (LRT) expansion in Canad......

Feds should allow more private-sector opportunity in infrastructure, says report
February 29, 2016
OTTAWA—A panel focused on the future of the country’s transportation network is recommending the federal government give the private sector more op......

Ontario budget 2016: Jim Watson pleased light rail, 2017 included
February 29, 2016
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says he's pleased the provincial government included the next stage of its light rail plan and 2017 celebrations in the 201......

Minister Garneau tables the Canada Transportation Act Review Report
February 26, 2016
February 25, 2016 – Ottawa – Transport Canada The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today. “As Minis......

Ontario budget 2016: full text
February 26, 2016
In its latest budget, Ontario’s Liberal government says it is on track to eliminate a $5.7-billion deficit in the next fiscal year largely thanks t......

Canadian dollar jumps to 2016 high near 74¢ US
February 26, 2016
The Canadian dollar gained nearly a cent on Thursday, rising to its highest level of the year on signs that oil prices may be starting to stabilize......

Alberta to Alaska bitumen railway feasible: Study
February 26, 2016
A study released by the University of Calgary Van Horne Institute suggests that it is feasible to build a railway to transport bitumen between Albe......

Ottawa should scrap railway grain revenue cap: study
February 26, 2016
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Ottawa should phase out over seven years its cap on the amount of revenue railways can earn transporting grain, a st......

Canada’s railways announce new Parliamentary Rail Caucus
February 25, 2016
The Railway Association of Canada has created a Parliamentary Rail Caucus to be chaired by Sherry Romanado, Liberal Member of Parliament for Longue......

NYAB: “Safety glasses and smiles”
February 25, 2016
New York Air Brake LLC, part of the Knorr Bremse Group, is commemorating Engineers Week 2016, Feb. 21-27, through a lineup of events “that reaches ......

Thales wins €61m Spanish maintenance contract
February 25, 2016
SPAIN's track authority Adif has awarded a €61m contract to Thales to maintain signalling and train control equipment on the Madrid - Cordoba -Sevi......

Via tests passenger cars for proposed southern Ontario runs
February 25, 2016
Dozens of additional passenger train runs should be operating in southern Ontario later this year as Via Rail Canada continues its push to increase......

UK Trade & Investment Canada - Sourcing UK Products
February 25, 2016
Are you looking to expand your product offering in Canada or need a new source of supply? UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Canada work with UK-based b......

TC Consultation on Part 6 (Training) of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
February 24, 2016
Dear Stakeholders, Transport Canada would like your views on potential amendments to Part 6 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. ......

Worst of loonie’s depreciation may be over, economists say
February 24, 2016
The loonie’s worst collapse against the U.S. dollar in its history may be in the rearview mirror as a majority of economists now see the currency s......

OnTrackNorthAmerica, Impact Infrastructure, Inc. form strategic partnership
February 24, 2016
Nonprofit transportation consultancy OnTrackNorthAmerica (OTNA) has entered a strategic partnership agreement with Impact Infrastructure, Inc. “to ......

CN issues $500 million debt offering
February 23, 2016
CN late last week announced a public debt offering of $500 million worth of 2.75 percent notes due 2026... To view the full article please click h......

Brookfield, Australia’s Qube weigh $6.5-billion joint Asciano bid
February 23, 2016
Canada’s Brookfield Asset Management Inc and its Australian rival are weighing a joint A$9-billion ($6.5-billion U.S.) bid for Australia’s biggest ......

Passenger train between Calgary and Lake Louise could return
February 23, 2016
It may become easier to get to the mountain parks in the near future.  Banff Council put a request forward Monday to conduct a feasibility study on......

The numbers behind Morneau's latest economic projections
February 23, 2016
OTTAWA -- Finance Minister Bill Morneau has provided another snapshot of the economy ahead of his next budget, which will be delivered March 22. He......

Companies Invited to Submit Bids for Finch West LRT
February 22, 2016
TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2016 /CNW/ - Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have released a Request for Proposals to companies shortlisted to design, ......

How Ottawa's LRT compares across Canada
February 22, 2016
Ottawa’s halfway done its new light rail system, and if we count the O-Train, by 2018 we’ll have more than 20 km built. But will we still be behind......

How a Donald Trump presidency could affect Canada
February 22, 2016
No presidential nominee talks more about Canada than Donald Trump — although it's almost always in the context of Ted Cruz's birthplace (Calgary) a......

Siemens Chargers coming to life
February 22, 2016
Siemens reached a production milestone at its Sacramento, Calif., manufacturing plant with installation of the first Cummins QSK95 diesel engine an......

Canadian Rail Summit 2016 Sponsorship Opportunities
February 19, 2016
Exhibit space is 70% sold out! Registration is now open for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 – Canada’s leading rail event! When: May 11-13, 2016 L......

‘We’re not stalling’ on TPP, Liberals say
February 19, 2016
The Liberals’ extensive Trans-Pacific Partnership consultations aren’t a stalling tactic, David Lametti — the parliamentary secretary to the minist......

CN Details 2016 Capital Investment Plans
February 19, 2016
Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced plans to invest approximately C$2.9 billion in rail infrastructure and equipment to raise netw......

Alberta company proposes $34M rail car storage facility
February 19, 2016
EDMONTON—A company wants to build a facility to store and service up to 850 rail cars near Lamont, Alta., a few kilometres north of Elk Island Nati......

Canada's Share Of U.S. Imports The Lowest Since Free Trade Began
February 18, 2016
The share of U.S. imports that come from Canada has hit its lowest point in decades, lower than at any point since the U.S. and Canada entered into......

FRA to DOTs: Verify traffic lights connected to railroad crossings function properly
February 18, 2016
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) on Feb. 17, 2016 called on state departments of transportation to verify that railroad crossing warning s......

Port Metro Vancouver plans major expansion at Burrard Inlet facility
February 18, 2016
A major expansion of the region’s port facilities is planned for the existing port facility just east of the downtown Vancouver peninsula on the so......

The NFC Forum and the American Public Transportation Association Sign Collaboration Agreement
February 18, 2016
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and the NFC Forum today announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable......

CETA could be implemented in early 2017, chief negotiator says
February 17, 2016
The legal scrub of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) is “virtually complete” and the current timeline sug......

B.C. expected to lead provinces in growth as it leans on non-resource industries
February 17, 2016
British Columbia expects to lead the provinces with economic growth of 2.4 per cent this year as it weathers the resource sector’s slump and posts ......

CP to seek declaratory order from STB on voting trust issue
February 17, 2016
Canadian Pacific announced today it will ask the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to issue a declaratory order confirming the viability of a voti......

Bombardier cutting 7,000 jobs
February 17, 2016
MONTREAL—Bombardier says it will cut its workforce by 7,000 positions over two years, including 2,000 contractors... To view the full article plea......

Draft program for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 available now!
February 16, 2016
The draft program for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 is now available here. More than 70% of exhibit space is sold! Don’t miss out on Canada’s le......

Edmonton awards Valley Line PPP contract
February 16, 2016
THE City of Edmonton, Canada, has awarded a public-private-partnership (PPP) contract to the TransEd Partners consortium to design, build, operate,......

Bombardier opens Indian information services hub
February 16, 2016
INDIA: Bombardier Transportation has opened an information services hub at Gurgaon in the Delhi National Capital region... To view the full articl......

Toronto’s new transit proposals focused on subway, light-rail service
February 16, 2016
The long-promised light-rail line on Toronto’s waterfront has re-emerged to stake its place at the centre of the city’s transit plan, along with an......

Ottawa to increase federal share of infrastructure funding
February 12, 2016
Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi says Ottawa will cover a greater share of infrastructure projects than the conventional three-way spl......

CN Railway announces $5M donation to Syrian welcome fund at Calgary event
February 12, 2016
Canadian National Railway is donating $5 million to the Welcome Fund for Syrian Refugees, officials announced at an event in Calgary Thursday morni......

CP launches CPconsolidation.com, new website fully detailing proposed business combination to Norfolk Southern
February 12, 2016
Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today launched a new website highlighting the benefits of its pro-customer, end-to-end, competition-enhancing......

Metrolinx sets Toronto RER options
February 12, 2016
GTA (Greater Toronto Area) region public transportation agency Metrolinx outlined the four options being considered for the core of the Toronto Reg......

CN targeting C$2.9 billion in 2016 capital investments
February 11, 2016
CN announced on Feb. 10, 2016 the details of its 2016 plan to invest approximately C$2.9 billion in rail infrastructure and equipment “to raise net......

NAFTA Rail Ties
February 11, 2016
Cross-border trade between the United States and its closest neighbors and largest trading partners, Mexico and Canada, continues to grow, and cros......

Jason Seidl: G&W positioning itself well for 2016
February 11, 2016
Despite a strong U.S. dollar, lower commodity prices and fewer coal shipments, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. on Feb. 10, 2016 reported a 2015 fourth-quart......

Canada helps fund GO Transit, SkyTrain station upgrades
February 11, 2016
Canada is helping to pay for improvements at two passenger stations in Ontario and British Columbia... To view the full article please click here....

Preliminary Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Part 11 – Marine, and Short-Run Ferry Provisions under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
February 11, 2016
  Transport Canada is proposing to update the marine provisions in Part 11 of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) and special......

Mr. Trudeau goes to Washington
February 10, 2016
In the life of the Canada-U.S. relationship, some periods offer more opportunities for progress than others. The most fruitful epochs tend to be wh......

Colingwood council inks rail deal
February 10, 2016
After lying dormant for a few years, money is coming in from the Barrie Collingwood Railway lines.  Collingwood councillors voted Monday night to s......

Women executives boost bottom line: Survey
February 10, 2016
Companies that want to boost their bottom line should promote more women to the executive suite, a global survey concludes... To view the full art......

Toronto Transit Commission unveils 2016 customer charter, pledges to reduce subway delays
February 10, 2016
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) last week released its 2016 customer charter that includes pledges to reduce train delays and enable WiFi at m......

Rail renewal roundup
February 09, 2016
Making the rail renewal process safer and simpler is a top priority among equipment manufacturers and contractors... To view the full article plea......

Wynne, Ont. business leaders return from Indian trade mission with $240M in deals
February 09, 2016
TORONTO—Ontario Premier Kathleen has returned from her inaugural trade mission to India, carrying with her a handful of governmental Memorandums of......

St. Catharines wants VIA rail service again
February 09, 2016
As Niagara continues to make its case for GO train service, at least one city wants to get VIA Rail back on track, too... To view the full article......

Canada's Bombardier aims to produce 80 high-speed trains for Turkey: executive
February 09, 2016
ANKARA (Reuters) - Bombardier BBDb.TO aims to produce 80 high-speed trains for Turkey's state railway TCDD in a tender together with local partner ......

Major upgrade work begins at Canada's Joyce Collingwood SkyTrain Station
February 09, 2016
The Canadian and British Columbia (BC) Governments, along with transport operator TransLink, have announced that upgrade work has started at the Jo......

Ottawa wants a more fluid border
February 08, 2016
(Ottawa) The Federal Minister of Transport Marc Garneau leaves today on a mission to Washington. His goal: to remind its US counterparts the import......

Big cities in need of big dollars for big projects: mayors
February 08, 2016
The federal government could be yielding more tax dollars to municipalities to collect and spend as they see fit, say two big-city mayors, but for ......

Azur metro trains begin carrying passengers
February 08, 2016
CANADA: Montréal metro operator STM started passenger-carrying tests with the first Azur trainset on February 7. The train will undergo testing on ......

Canada's ‘loonie predicament’
February 08, 2016
Canada is struggling with what Moody’s Analytics calls a “loonie predicament.”... To view the full article please click here....

Calgary mayor touts Energy East pipeline in city hall speech
February 05, 2016
One of the country’s most influential municipal politicians said Thursday it’s time for Canadians to stop squabbling over the proposed Energy East ......

LRIW elects five new board members
February 05, 2016
The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW) yesterday announced the election of five new board members... To view the full article please click here....

GO Transit’s Whitby, Ont. maintenance facility on track for 2017 completion
February 05, 2016
WHITBY, Ont.—GO Transit’s new 500,000-square-foot East Rail Maintenance Facility, located east of Toronto, is on schedule to open in 2017... To vi......

Eurovia agrees to buy Canada's Rail Cantech
February 05, 2016
Vinci subsidiary Eurovia has strengthened its rail infrastructure positions in Canada by finalising an agreement to acquire contractor Rail Cantech......

Building passenger rail: the answer to congestion in Canada…
February 05, 2016
We are at critical point in Canada with respect to the mobility of the population. Road congestion in and out of urban centres is growing and there......

Coalition Invitation: Celebration of Manufacturing, February 22nd and Manufacturing Day on the Hill, February 23rd
February 04, 2016
(This message is being sent to you on behalf of Jayson Myers, President & CEO, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters and Chair of the Canadian Manufac......

Effective regulatory approval fact-based and free of political interference, CP argues in white paper
February 04, 2016
CALGARY, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today released a white paper detailing the comprehensive, merit-based process a......

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Rachel Notley pledge $700 million infrastructure cash
February 04, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Premier Rachel Notley announced Wednesday Alberta could soon have more than $700 million in federal dollars to se......

As Canada signs TPP, trade minister Freeland says feds studying economic impacts
February 04, 2016
OTTAWA – The federal government is studying the potential economic impacts of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, Canada’s international t......

The race to finish PTC
February 04, 2016
2018 or 2020, whatever the case may be, isn’t very far off. According to a Positive Train Control implementation chart published on the Federal Rai......

Preliminary consultation on International Harmonization Updates to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations
February 03, 2016
Transport Canada (TC) is currently conducting a consultation on proposed amendments to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDG Regul......

GLOBE 2016 Challenge Pitch Program
February 03, 2016
GLOBE is North America's largest and longest-running Conference series dedicated to Business Innovation for the Planet.   From March 2-4, 2016, ne......

Stella-Jones Announces Intention to Acquire Kisatchie
February 03, 2016
MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 3, 2016) - Stella-Jones Inc. ("Stella-Jones") (TSX:SJ) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, McFa......

TTC reports record customer satisfaction rating, decreased subway delays in 2015
February 03, 2016
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) yesterday reported that its customer satisfaction rating reached an all-time high of 81 percent last year... ......

Ontario issues second $750M green bond to help fund infrastructure projects
February 03, 2016
TORONTO—The government of Ontario has successfully issued its second green bond, raising $750 million to help pay for a range of infrastructure pro......

Exports boost bleak manufacturing outlook
February 02, 2016
TORONTO—A monthly survey of purchasing managers suggests the outlook for Canada’s manufacturing sector remains negative but is not quite as dire as......

Federal infrastructure goals put power in pockets of big-city mayors
February 02, 2016
The race is on for access to the billions in federal infrastructure dollars that have been promised by the Liberal government in Ottawa... To view......

Supporters of CP Rail merger with Norfolk Southern express support to regulator
February 02, 2016
MONTREAL -- The regulator that decides the fate of railway mergers in the United States is receiving letters of support for Canadian Pacific Railwa......

Siemens expanding Sacramento footprint
February 02, 2016
Siemens Mobility announced on Feb. 1, 2016 that it is expanding its footprint in Sacramento,Calif., with a new 60,000-square-foot plant dedicated t......

Register now for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016
February 01, 2016
Exhibit space is 50% sold out! Registration is now open for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 – Canada’s leading rail event! When: May 11-13, 2016 L......

LeBreton Flats bids go all in on LRT for major events, but there's a missing link between the site and Gatineau
February 01, 2016
The design teams vying for the development rights at LeBreton Flats are counting on thousands of people using LRT for hockey games and major events......

Safety and performance standards will underpin global supply chains
February 01, 2016
Manufacturers in Canada are growing ever more interested in global trade markets, especially as the lower Canadian dollar makes their products and ......

Canadian economy inches forward 0.3 per cent in November
February 01, 2016
OTTAWA—Canadian economic growth crept upwards in November by 0.3 per cent—the first sign of life in the monthly data since August, when there was a......

'Out of respect,' no trains will carry crude oil through Lac-Mégantic in 2016
February 01, 2016
Trains passing through the town of Lac-Mégantic, Que., won't carry crude oil until next year, Transport Minister Marc Garneau has confirmed... To ......

Israel Railways begins tendering for ETCS rollout
February 01, 2016
ISRAEL Railways (IR) has issued an invitation to prequalify for a design-build contract for the trackside element of the first stage of its nationa......

Hundreds of millions of dollars poised to flow into Alberta for infrastructure projects
January 29, 2016
Federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi says the Liberal government will open the taps on hundreds of millions of dollars in capital spending......

A focus on local jobs and apprenticeships in Hamilton LRT
January 29, 2016
There will be a focus on opportunities for local workers, apprentices and suppliers during construction of Hamilton's $1 billion LRT project... To......

UAVs to check on railway bridge safety
January 29, 2016
Hyderabad: A one-of-its-kind pilot project concerning health monitoring of railway bridges in the South Central Railway zone is about to take off f......

Norfolk Southern to Scale Back Coal, Rail Operations
January 29, 2016
The Norfolk Southern Corp. plans to idle its Ashtabula, Ohio, Coal Pier and shift operations to its Sandusky, Ohio, Dock as part of its recently-un......

CN seeks CTA approval for proposed intermodal terminal in Milton
January 29, 2016
CN has taken the next step in its bid to build a $250-million intermodal terminal in south Milton, this time filing an application for approval wit......

CP appoints Matthew H. Paull to CP's Board of Directors; announces resignation of Paul Hilal
January 28, 2016
CALGARY, Jan. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today announced that Matthew H. Paull has been appointed to th......

CARS Calls for Presentations for CRS 2016
January 28, 2016
Dear CARS member,   The Canadian Rail Summit brings together representatives from all areas of our industry.   To help Identify the best and ne......

Emerson report on transportation to be tabled by spring
January 28, 2016
As Transport Minister Marc Garneau meets with provincial transportation ministers for a day-long meeting Jan. 28, observers are waiting for the fir......

European governments still fund 88% of rolling stock procurement
January 28, 2016
This is the finding of the second part of a study published on January 27 by Roland Berger for the Rail Working Group, a Swiss not-for-profit organ......

Chatham-Kent still seeking rail line operator
January 27, 2016
Chatham-Kent economic development officials are still pounding the pavement trying to find an operator for a short track rail line owned by the mun......

Railways pick up the pace in moving crops
January 27, 2016
Thanks to mild weather, Canada’s railways are “on schedule or ahead of schedule” in moving Saskatchewan’s crop to port this winter... To read full......

For CN, strong, solid financials in a tough year
January 27, 2016
Despite decreases in carloadings and revenue ton-miles, CN on Jan. 26, 2015 posted solid financials for fourth-quarter and full-year 2015... To re......

BNSF 2016 capex: $4.3 billion
January 27, 2016
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 26, 2016 announced a $4.3 billion 2016 capital expenditure plan that “will focus on helping to ensure the compa......

Canada will sign TPP trade deal Feb. 4, but ratification not certain
January 26, 2016
The federal government has confirmed that it intends to sign the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal at a meeting next week in New Z......

LRT spur line might not go on James Street North after all
January 26, 2016
For the past year, images of Hamilton's future light rail transit (LRT) system have shown a line going down James Street North to the west harbour.......

Ottawa Senators' $3.5B LeBreton Flats bid aims to turn desolate site into bustling downtown hub
January 26, 2016
The LeBreton Flats redevelopment proposal backed by Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk aims to return the site to its heyday as a bustling urban h......

CN files for regulatory approval of Milton logistics hub
January 26, 2016
CN has submitted an application to the Canadian Transportation Agency for approval of the Class I's proposed logistics hub in Milton, Ontario.. To......

CN chief Claude Mongeau returns to work after throat tumour treatment
January 26, 2016
Claude Mongeau, chief executive officer of Canadian National Railway Co., is back at work after a six-month break recovering from treatment for a t......

CARS to host a suppliers meeting with CP
January 25, 2016
CARS has once again been working with CP regarding a meeting in Calgary where CP executives will address our suppliers and speak about future plans......

Draft Agenda Released For Canadian Rail Summit May 11-13, 2016
January 25, 2016
Exhibit space is 50% sold out! Don’t miss out on Canada’s leading rail industry event, and your opportunity to network with North America’s transpo......

China Rail delegation to explore Ring of Fire rail link by mid-March
January 25, 2016
A Canadian mineral exploration company that has been attempting to tap Ontario's Ring of Fire says a Chinese engineering company will be in O......

Transport Canada cites safety 'threat' after O-Train ignores stop signal — twice
January 25, 2016
Ottawa faces a "threat to safe railway operations" after the O-Train sped past a stop signal without authority on two separate occasions in 2015, T......

Jason Seidl: CP "still a good play for patient investors"
January 25, 2016
Canadian Pacific’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 financial results were slightly below analyst expectations yet “still solid given the macro ch......

Draft Agenda Released For Canadian Rail Summit May 11-13, 2016
January 25, 2016
Exhibit space is 50% sold out! Don’t miss out on Canada’s leading rail industry event, and your opportunity to network with North America’s transpo......

CP posts 2015 financial results, pledges $1.1 billion for capex in 2016
January 22, 2016
Canadian Pacific posted fourth-quarter 2015 net income of $319 million (in Canadian dollars) on revenue of $1.6 billion, compared with net income o......

Canada-EU trade deal could be in full force one year from now: envoy
January 22, 2016
OTTAWA — The massive free trade pact between Canada and the European Union will, for the most part, be a done deal in one year even if it is not fu......

Canada’s troubled oil regions welcome possible federal infrastructure money
January 22, 2016
REGINA—Political leaders in Saskatchewan and Alberta are welcoming word of federal money to help with infrastructure projects during tough times.........

First Metrolink F125 completed
January 22, 2016
USA: The first F125 Spirit diesel locomotive for Los Angeles commuter rail operator Metrolink is nearing completion at the Electro-Motive Diesel pl......

Toronto mayor declares end to transit ‘civil war’ as he unveils latest plan for Scarborough subway, LRT
January 22, 2016
Toronto Mayor John Tory unveiled a new vision for mass transit in Scarborough Thursday, one he vowed would end the “civil war” between subway and l......

Trans-Pacific Partnership consultations held in Halifax
January 21, 2016
The Trudeau government has yet to take a stand on the Trans-Pacific Partnership but it was all ears during consultation sessions in Halifax on Wedn......

HDR names Goehri director of professional services - transportation
January 21, 2016
Scott Goehri has been named director of professional services for HDR's transportation business group... To view the full article please click here....

CP: Proposed merger would "alleviate" Chicago congestion
January 21, 2016
Following a letter submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice in which Canadian Pacific accused several Class I railroads of joining forces to put......

Bank of Canada holds key rate at 0.5 per cent even as 2016 growth outlook dims
January 21, 2016
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent even as it downgrades its growth outlook for an economy hit by fal......

Metrolinx will control LRT - including the cost, agreement says
January 20, 2016
The city can give input on most of the components for Hamilton's future light-rail transit (LRT) line, but for the most part, Metrolinx will be in ......

CP asks U.S. DOJ to review Class I execs' opposition to proposed merger
January 20, 2016
Canadian Pacific today asked the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to review recent actions of major U.S. railroads whose executives have stated pub......

China Rail delegation to explore Ring of Fire rail link by mid-March
January 20, 2016
A Canadian mineral exploration company that has been attempting to tap Ontario's Ring of Fire says a Chinese engineering company will be in Ontario......

Red-tape lining Canada-U.S. border turning small businesses off trade, report says
January 20, 2016
TORONTO—Canadian small businesses may be facing less red-tape at the Canada-U.S. border than they did five years ago, but hidden fees and other reg......

CARS and CP Supplier Meeting 2016
January 19, 2016
CARS has once again been working with CP regarding a meeting in Calgary where CP executives will address our suppliers and speak about future plans......

Federal finance minister stops short of committing dollars to light rail in Surrey
January 19, 2016
SURREY — While some hoped Canada's new finance minister would officially commit dollars to the city's proposed LRT line while visiting Surrey last ......

SmartTrack ridership projections to be released at city hall
January 19, 2016
The city of Toronto is expected to shed light on Mayor John Tory's SmartTrack transit plan that should include the best way forward for the western......

Update of Transport Canada Standard TP 14850
January 19, 2016
PUBLIC NOTICE:  Update of Transport Canada Standard TP 14850   Background The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate will begin work on a......

Development of New Standard for Large Packaging
January 19, 2016
  PUBLIC NOTICE:  Development of New Standard for Large Packaging   Background The Transportation of Dangerous Goods Directorate will begin wor......

Ottawa ponders paying larger share of infrastructure costs
January 18, 2016
Canada’s Infrastructure Minister says the federal government is considering changing the way it traditionally funds construction projects and could......

Calgary Transit unveils next-generation CTrain
January 18, 2016
Calgary Transit held a ceremony at its Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility to reveal the first of 63 new S200 light rail vehicles... To view the ful......

Cando Rail to build new rail terminal in British Columbia
January 18, 2016
Cando Rail Services has purchased 89 acres in Kamloops, British Columbia, with the intent of constructing a new rail terminal that will have the st......

Finance Minister’s pre-budget road trip ends in Calgary
January 18, 2016
CALGARY—Finance Minister Bill Morneau is visiting the financial heart of the oilpatch as he wraps up a week of pre-budget consultations... To view......

Trade minister says renegotiation of Pacific trade deal not possible
January 15, 2016
MONTREAL – A renegotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is not possible even though serious concerns may be raised during public con......

RSI promotes Patrick to VP of Trade Shows and Member Relations
January 15, 2016
The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) has promoted Amanda Patrick to the position of Vice President of Trade Shows and Member Relations, the associati......

CP responds to comments from Union Pacific CEO
January 15, 2016
CALGARY, Jan. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX:CP) (NYSE:CP) said today that it is surprised and disappointed by comments reportedly made by ......

BroadGrain Commodities invests in new Canadian rail park
January 15, 2016
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — BroadGrain Commodities Inc. unveiled plans on Jan. 14 to invest up to C$25 million ($17.4 million) to build a new bulk......

Ottawa mayor confirms city's light rail first phase is on time and on budget
January 15, 2016
Ottawa mayor Jim Watson has confirmed that construction on the first phase of the Canadian city's $2.1bn O-Train Confederation Line LRT project is ......

Trudeau ‘actively considering’ increasing infrastructure spending in effort to stimulate economy
January 14, 2016
OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is “actively considering” speeding up promised investments in infrastructure in a bid to stimulate Canada’s rapidly......

Hamberger shares the industry’s 2016 goals, sums up 2015 achievements
January 14, 2016
Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and Chief Executive Officer Edward Hamberger says that the industry will be targeting several key......

Extend O-Train south before widening Airport Parkway, Watson says
January 14, 2016
The city should hold off on widening the Airport Parkway until it extends the O-Train further south, Mayor Jim Watson said Wednesday, after admitti......

Chrystia Freeland won't commit yet to Feb. 4 TPP signing
January 14, 2016
Canada's international trade minister says her government hasn't decided whether it will participate in an expected signing ceremony for the Trans-......

Oil briefly dips below US$30, while loonie flirts with 70 cents U.S
January 14, 2016
TORONTO—Oil and the Canadian dollar breached two benchmarks Tuesday, with crude briefly dipping below US$30 a barrel and the loonie slipping beneat......

Status quo is not an option for North American rail industry, CP argues in white paper
January 13, 2016
CALGARY, Jan. 12, 2016 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) today released a white paper stating that a change in the railroad industry st......

New CanExport program helps Canadian companies fund global expansion
January 13, 2016
On Jan. 5, 2016, the federal government announced a new program offering financing and incentives to enable small and medium-sized enterprises (SME......

Trudeau’s dance with the dragon: China must give as much as it takes
January 13, 2016
The news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will lead a high-level trade mission to China this spring signals that his government intends to put st......

Finance minister Morneau paints a bleak picture of economic growth
January 13, 2016
HALIFAX—The federal finance minister spoke of pitch-black moments in his morning shower and some darkening clouds for the Canadian economy as he ki......

Canceled CN Supplier Council Feb 5, 2016
January 12, 2016
Dear CARS member, It has been brought to our attention that the CN Supplier Council originally scheduled for February 5, 2016 will no longer take ......

RSI looks to sustain momentum in 2016
January 12, 2016
In 2015, the Railway Supply Institute, Inc. (RSI) advocated quite heavily against keeping truck size and weight from increasing. And it was success......

Manitoba has five of 100 most expensive infrastructure projects in Canada
January 12, 2016
Manitoba is home to five of the 100 most expensive public infrastructure projects in the country... To view the full article please click here....

AAR sets incremental PTC goals
January 12, 2016
Working within the three-year extension Congress granted in late 2015, the Association of American Railroads has set year-end 2016 goals for Positi......

Municipal infrastructure spending ‘ingredient to economic growth’: Bank of Canada governor
January 11, 2016
More municipal infrastructure spending can’t hurt a Canadian economy that’s feeling the impacts of a low loonie, according to the Bank of Canada go......

STB now showing the letters
January 11, 2016
Everything is out in the open, as it should be. Today (January 8, 2016), the Surface Transportation Board established a page on its website, “Major......

Five ways global trade will change for Canada in 2016
January 11, 2016
The trade game has changed for Canada. Over the past decade, China’s and other emerging markets’ rapid economic growth created a surge in demand fo......

China free-trade deal could bring 'billions and billions' to Canada annually: expert
January 11, 2016
A Canada-China free-trade deal could bring “billions and billions of dollars” to the sagging Canadian economy each year, according to an expert on ......

CN moving forward with plans to build $250M Milton, Ont. logistics hub
January 08, 2016
MILTON, Ont.—The Canadian National Railway Co. continues to lay the groundwork for its proposed logistic hub in Milton, Ont... To view the full ar......

Best holiday performance for VIA Rail in four years
January 08, 2016
MONTRÉAL, Jan. 7, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - This holiday season, from December 16, 2015 to January 5, 2016, VIA Rail saw its highest passenger revenue in......

Global Affairs launches five year, $50 million trade promotion fund
January 07, 2016
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters welcomes  today’s announcement by the Minister of International Trade, Chrystia  Freeland, of a new government p......

BoC’s plan to handle Canada’s rough economic road: Ride it out
January 07, 2016
OTTAWA—The Bank of Canada says overcoming the economic suffering inflicted by the commodity-price shock essentially boils down to one main option: ......

3 Big Economic Trends That Will Affect Your Portfolio in 2016
January 07, 2016
In a recent conference call, an executive at Canadian National Railway stated that they like to do something they refer to as “surfing the wave.”........

Passenger train operator to be chosen soon
January 06, 2016
A new third-party operator to run the passenger service on the Algoma Central line was expected to be named before the end of 2015... To view the ......

PRASA: Alstom railcars, Wabtec brakes
January 06, 2016
Wabtec Corp. has begun deliveries of brake system equipment to Alstom, which is building up to 3,600 commuter railcars for the Passenger Rail Agenc......

Low loonie could add $3.5B to price tag of new Windsor-Detroit bridge
January 06, 2016
OTTAWA—The federal Liberal government will need to find $3.5 billion more to pay for a new bridge at the bustling border crossing between Canada an......

RAC report documents Canada's rail trends in 2014
January 06, 2016
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has released "Rail Trends 2015," its annual report on the performance of Canada's freight and passenger rai......

CARS Supplier Meet and Greet Suite February 5, 2016
January 05, 2016
The Canadian Railway Club Annual Dinner is being held on Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bonaventure Hilton Hotel in Montreal. CARS, along......

Is Canadian Pacific Railway Limited or Canadian National Railway Company a Better Pick for 2016?
January 05, 2016
Both Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX:CP)(NYSE:CP) and Canadian National Railway Company (TSX:CNR)(NYSE:CNI) surged after the Great Recession,......

Strengthening Canada's Asia-Pacific Gateway: new interchange will help grow exports and benefit the local economy
January 05, 2016
The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport; the Hono......

Canadian Pacific, CN exceed grain revenue entitlements for 2014-15 crop year
January 04, 2016
Canadian Pacific and CN exceeded their Western grain revenue entitlements for the 2014-2015 crop year and must repay those amounts plus penalties, ......

Canadian company considers building a rail corridor to Ring of Fire
January 04, 2016
It is possible the wheels might finally be rolling for the Ring of Fire project, at least from the point of view of KWG resources Inc., one of the ......

After a tough 2015, Canadian markets may not find a reprieve in 2016
January 04, 2016
OTTAWA—The Toronto Stock Exchange was pounded this year as the price of oil and other commodities took a beating... To view the full article pleas......

Top paid CEOs will make salary of average Canadian by lunch Monday
January 04, 2016
Canada’s 100 highest-paid CEOs will have earned an average worker’s salary by lunch on Monday, the first work day of the year, a survey of publicly......

CP Holiday Train benefits nearly half a million
January 04, 2016
The 17th year of the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train program “saw tremendous crowds, generous donations and big smiles.. To view the full article p......

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