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EU-Canada free trade deal taken to court by French leftist lawmakers.
February 27, 2017
On Tuesday, more than 100 French lawmakers decided to request to the country’s constitutional council for the disputative free trade deal between t......

YPO Launches Second-Annual Innovation Week in May 2017
February 27, 2017
For the second consecutive year, YPO will host Innovation Week, a series of more than 70 events around the world designed to bring together the wor......

IO, Metrolinx issue RFQ for Toronto Union Station project
February 27, 2017
A Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Union Station Enhancement project in Toronto, ON, Canada has been issued by Infrastructure Ontario and M......

Brampton City Hall to host Hurontario LRT open house
February 27, 2017
Brampton City Hall to host Hurontario LRT open house. To read full article click here...

Satellite train location technology tested in Italy
February 27, 2017
TESTING of the ERSAT EAV satellite signalling system concluded on February 24, when the operation of the technology was demonstrated to guests incl......

Celebrating excellence at the 19th Rail Business Awards
February 27, 2017
UK: Transport for London was announced as Rail Business of the Year and Great Western Railway Managing Director Mark Hopwood was named Industry Lea......

New CP Rail chief executive steps away from consolidation — for now
February 24, 2017
The new chief executive of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is stepping away from his predecessor’s drive for industry consolidation — but only for th......

Railway supply industry news round-up
February 24, 2017
The Greenbrier Companies has rolled outs its 100 000th double-stack intermodal wagon unit at its Gunderson plant in in Portland, Oregon. Greenbrier......

Latvia becomes 1st EU country to sign on to Canada's trade deal
February 24, 2017
The journey toward full ratification of Canada's trade deal with the European Union will be long and complicated, but an early step was taken Thurs......

Progress Rail Services signs with Ukraine wheel supplier
February 24, 2017
Progress Rail Services has signed a five-year contract with Interpipe of Ukraine for wheels and axles. To read full article click here...

Ottawa expands Stage 2 LRT plan
February 23, 2017
THE Mayor of Ottawa Mr Jim Watson unveiled proposals to expand the scope of the city’s Stage 2 LRT project on February 17 in a proposal that would ......

All Three Amigos will be at NAFTA negotiating table, says minister Freeland
February 23, 2017
TORONTO—All three NAFTA members will be at the table whenever talks to revise the trade deal get underway, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freela......

CP unveils logo during Canada's sesquicentennial year
February 23, 2017
                Canadian Pacific yesterday unveiled a new logo to commemorate its role in Canada's history as the nation marks its 150th anniversa......

Weekly gain for U.S. rail freight volumes
February 23, 2017
Rail traffic in the United States for the week ending Feb. 18 totaled 531,123 carloads and intermodal units, up 6.8% from the same week in 2016. T......

Premier Kathleen Wynne launches charm offensive with U.S. governors
February 22, 2017
Wynne, who met with Canada’s ambassador to Washington David MacNaughton on Wednesday at Queen’s Park, said relations with American states are on th......

Milwaukee Streetcar track installation to start in April
February 22, 2017
Track installation on Milwaukee's planned streetcar system is slated to begin in April, city officials announced late last week.Crews will dig 26-i......

PANYNJ Board approves largest capital plan in history
February 22, 2017
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved a $32.3 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan on Feb. 16 To read f......

CSX CEO Ward retiring, 1,000 jobs to be eliminated
February 22, 2017
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, CSX Corp. announced that Chairman and Chief Executive Michael Ward and President Clarence Gooden will retire, effective May 31......

BC govt dedicating additional $87 million towards BC Tech Strategy
February 22, 2017
The British Columbia government has unveiled its budget for 2017, revealing a number of initiatives affecting the province’s tech sector. To read ......

$80M TTC budget hike not quite at ‘record’ level
February 21, 2017
Mayor John Tory has hailed this year’s TTC budget as a “record investment” in the public transit system. To read full article click here...

New locos planned as Mercitalia targets European corridors
February 21, 2017
ITALY: ‘Radical changes’ to the rail freight and logistics market were unveiled on February 20, when FS Italiane launched its restructured Mercital......

FS subsidiaries to order up to 125 freight locomotives
February 21, 2017
ITALIAN State Railways (FS) rail freight subsidiaries TX Logistik and Mercitalia Rail have issued a non-binding call for expressions of interest (E......

USDOT defers Caltrain electrification funding
February 21, 2017
Caltrain has warned that the viability of its project to electrify the 52-mile San Jose-San Francisco corridor may be in jeopardy after newly appoi......

Nagpur Metro awards CBTC contract to Siemens
February 21, 2017
SIEMENS has won a €40m contract to install communications-based train control (CBTC) on the initial two lines of the Nagpur metro in India. To rea......

CP names Brooks senior VP, chief marketing officer
February 17, 2017
Canadian Pacific has appointed John Brooks senior vice president and chief marketing officer, the railroad announced Tuesday To read full article ......

CN Plans C$2.5 Billion in 2017 Capital Investments
February 17, 2017
Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced a capital program of C$2.5 billion for 2017 that will focus on hardening its core infrastructu......

CN performing well in a mixed economic environment
February 17, 2017
CANADA: ‘Despite facing difficult winter conditions in December, CN delivered very strong fourth-quarter results and throughout 2016 demonstrated o......

Bombardier rolls out first LRV for Waterloo
February 17, 2017
THE first Flexity Freedom LRV for the initial phase of the Ion light rail network in the Canadian city of Waterloo was loaded onto a lorry at Bomba......

CP campaign touts preventative use of in-cab cameras for safety
February 17, 2017
Canadian Pacific Railway on Tuesday launched an awareness campaign highlighting the safety benefits of the prevetative use of inward-facing cameras......

Appenzell Railways orders Stadler EMUs
February 16, 2017
SWITZERLAND's Appenzell Railways (AB) has awarded Stadler Rail a SFr 36m ($US 37.6m) contract to supply four four-car metre-gauge EMUs for the 32.1......

Moorman to Congress: "New era" of Amtrak investment required
February 16, 2017
The head of Amtrak told lawmakers a new era of infrastructure investment is needed to ensure a healthy future for long-distance passenger rail trav......

Against all odds, CETA, Canada's trade deal with Europe, moves forward. Now what?
February 16, 2017
Canada’s trade pact with Europe has become the little deal that could. To read full article click here ...

CSX Calls Special Meeting in Light of Extraordinary Mantle Ridge and Hunter Harrison Requests
February 15, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) today announced that its Board of Directors has called a special......

European Parliament approves trade deal with Canada
February 15, 2017
The European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday approved the Canada-EU trade agreement after a noisy and sometimes emotional debate To read ful......

Positive Trump-Trudeau debut puts business at ease; now all eyes turn to Europe
February 15, 2017
Corporate Canada closely watched the first meeting between the two leaders, parsing every word for clues on the future of trade between the two cou......

GE plants women STEM seeds
February 15, 2017
GE on Feb. 13 announced goals of having 20,000 women fill STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) roles by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 repres......

Oil firms resume rail shipments as crude oil pipelines fill up again
February 15, 2017
CALGARY — A looming pipeline shortage could force more barrels of Canadian oil onto rail cars over the next few years, as oilsands companies look f......

No NAFTA proposals yet from Trump administration: Garneau
February 15, 2017
The Trump administration has yet to make concrete NAFTA proposals, Transport Minister Marc Garneau confirmed on his way into a cabinet meeting Tues......

CARS Lobby Day
February 14, 2017
CARS will be hosting a lobby day on Parliament Hill during the month of March. An event of this magnitude involves a tremendous amount of preparati......

First LRT vehicle on its way to Waterloo Region
February 14, 2017
WATERLOO REGION — The first Ion light rail train is on its way to Waterloo Region. To read full article click here...

Manaigre leads Network Rail Consulting Canada
February 14, 2017
Manaigre, who will be based in Toronto and report to President-North America Ron Hartman, is a native Canadian whose career in the railway industry......

First date goes well for Canada: Hébert
February 14, 2017
Trudeau got what he most wanted in the shape of a statement that when it comes to improving the U.S. economy, Trump mostly sees trade with Canada a......

CARS Scholarship Fund
February 13, 2017
Objective: To establish an internally managed Scholarship Fund in the name of the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers to be known as the CARS......

A look at trade growth in Canada, U.S. under North American Free Trade Agreement
February 13, 2017
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets today with U.S. President Donald Trump.  One of the issues sure to be discussed is the North American ......

City to consider $4.4M on new LRT route studies
February 10, 2017
A new report headed to committee next week recommends spending more than $4 million to study alternative route options for light rail transit. To ......

Canada, China to attend summit on free trade after TPP collapse
February 10, 2017
Canada and China are joining a mid-March summit hosted by Chile on how to advance trade in Asia-Pacific now that Donald Trump has pulled the United......

Railway supply industry news round-up
February 10, 2017
Russian Railways and Siemens have opened a data processing and analysis centre in Moscow to support condition-based maintenance of Lastochka EMUs. ......

Rail advocates encouraged by Trump's emphasis on regulatory reform, infrastructureFor rail industry lobbyists and trade associations, many of the legislative issues in the 115th Congress are carryovers from the 114th Congress: federal funding, a pro-
February 10, 2017
For rail industry lobbyists and trade associations, many of the legislative issues in the 115th Congress are carryovers from the 114th Congress: fe......

CN 2017 capex: C$2.5 billion
February 10, 2017
CN’s planned C$2.5 billion (US$1.9 billion) 2017 capital program is “focused on hardening core infrastructure,” the railroad said on Feb. 9. To re......

Possible Upgrades to the Former CNR/VIA Rail Station
February 09, 2017
The city of Prince Rupert is looking to assess the condition of the collapsing former CNR/VIA Rail station that sits on the Waterfront at Rotary Pa......

Canada is ready to retaliate in trade war, Freeland warns Washington
February 09, 2017
OTTAWA—Canada’s foreign affairs minister says she warned Washington that any border tax on Canadian imports would trigger retaliation by Ottawa. T......

Alstom presents Riyadh metro train
February 09, 2017
Alstom is a member of the Fast consortium, which is constructing lines 4, 5 and 6. The three lines have a total length of 64.5km and include 29 sta......

Media Advisory - Interview Opportunity: 2017 Canadian Federal Budget
February 08, 2017
Grant Thornton helps break down the Canadian federal budget for businesses and families TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - In advance of Canada's upcom......

Canadians want Trudeau to stand up to Trump, even if it leads to trade war: poll
February 08, 2017
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares for his first encounter with Donald Trump at the White House, a new poll conducted for The Globe and Mail......

Opening up Canadian innovation data If the federal government is committed to open innovation data, why is our intellectual property office so inaccessible?
February 08, 2017
If the federal government is committed to open innovation data, why is our intellectual property office so inaccessible? To read full article clic......

Bilateral talks ramp up as Canada tries to avoid US trade ire
February 08, 2017
Ottawa (AFP) - Canadian officials are reaching out to US counterparts in hopes of heading off possible trade disruptions as President Donald Trump ......

Autonomous road vehicles are coming - start preparing now THERE is little doubt that the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AV) will have a profound effect on land transport when driverless cars, buses and trucks become commercially available, but the b
February 08, 2017
THERE is little doubt that the introduction of autonomous vehicles (AV) will have a profound effect on land transport when driverless cars, buses a......

CARS Scholarship Fund
February 07, 2017
Objective: To establish an internally managed Scholarship Fund in the name of the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers to be known as the CARS......

Advisory council recommends Canada embrace trade, become global hub to ‘jolt’ economy
February 07, 2017
The federal government has an “economic imperative” to reject anti-trade sentiments and instead position Canada as a “global trading hub,” an econo......

Tearing up NAFTA ‘would be devastating’: major U.S. business lobbyist
February 07, 2017
The head of the biggest business lobby in the United States is warning against tearing up NAFTA, saying this would wreak havoc on the North America......

Progress on pipelines could mean less oil will be transported by rail
February 07, 2017
Big moves by the Canadian and U.S. governments on oil pipelines in recent months are threatening the long-term future of the main alternative: crud......

Report on plans for Phase 2 of LRT pushed back
February 06, 2017
A report on the plans for the second phase of LRT scheduled to be made public Monday will be delayed by almost two weeks... To read full article c......

Eglinton Crosstown surges forward
February 06, 2017
The year 2017 will see construction on Toronto’s Eglinton Crosstown LRT project move into its next phase... To read full article click here....

Union Pacific board approves $3.1 billion 2017 capital program
February 06, 2017
The Board of Directors of Union Pacific approved its $3.1 billion capital program for 2017... To read full article click here....

IO and Metrolinx issue RFQ for Hamilton Light Rail Transit project
February 06, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx in Canada have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) for a contract to design, build, finance, operat......

LRT, GO or both?: Del Duca and Metrolinx will make Hamilton announcement Thursday
February 02, 2017
Hamilton could learn the fate of its light rail transit (LRT) A line Thursday morning when the province and Metrolinx make a joint announcement at ......

AAR estimates freight railroads will spend $22 billion on capital programs in 2017
February 02, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) estimates U.S. freight railroads will spend an estimated $22 billion in 2017 on capital programs... To......

Yedlin: Trade threats bring more uncertainty for Canadian economy
February 01, 2017
That was among the key messages Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz offered during an interview Tuesday afternoon.. To read full article click h......

REM project: Financial information note
February 01, 2017
MONTRÉAL, Jan. 31, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - With new ridership data that includes the three new downtown stations announced on November 25, 2016, CDPQ I......

Canadian Manufacturers Call for Boost to Tax Competativeness
February 01, 2017
Industry body Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) has urged the Canadian Government to create a globally competitive business tax structure ......

Commuter rail 'very feasible' possibility in Halifax, Via Rail president says
February 01, 2017
Work is well underway to try to make commuter rail service a reality for Halifax... To read full article click Here....

Creel takes the throttle at CP
February 01, 2017
Keith Creel has assumed his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Pacific, becoming the 17th person to lead the railroad si......

Trump May Scare of Manufacturing in Canada
January 31, 2017
OTTAWA - Many large companies are becoming gun-shy about making new investments in Canada because of Donald Trump's hardline stance on firms invest......

WSJ: CSX full steam ahead in Harrison CEO talks
January 31, 2017
CSX Corp. has entered into discussions with Canadian Pacific Railway's outgoing chief executive officer, E. Hunter Harrison, about potentially inst......

Boosting Economic Growth in Rural Ontario
January 31, 2017
Ontario is supporting local projects that will attract investment, create jobs and boost economic growth in rural communities through the renewed R......

World rail infrastructure market January 2017
January 31, 2017
Canada: Sersa Total Track has been awarded a three-year grinding contract to remove corrugation and reprofile the rails on Toronto Transit Commissi......

Trump signs executive order on trade deals
January 30, 2017
A week since being sworn in as the 45th president of the Unites States, Donald Trump has taken full advantage of his authority as commander in chie......

Trump’s 20% import tax good news for Canadian oil patch
January 30, 2017
CALGARY (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Donald Trump’s controversial 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a border wall would come as a second g......

BNSF to cut rates for ethanol shippers using DOT-117s
January 27, 2017
Starting April 1, 2017, the Berkshire Hathaway-owned Class I railway will offer discounts of $300 per carload for ethanol shippers that opt to use ......

As House of Commons readies to resume its work, Trudeau shuffles his parliamentary secretaries
January 27, 2017
With the House of Commons set to resume activity next week — its first sitting since before Christmas — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his ......

Canadian railways need ‘physical fail-safe capabilities’ to reduce collision risk: TSB
January 27, 2017
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada reiterated Wednesday its recommendation for “additional physical defenses” on railways in case crews fail......

HOTSTART celebrating 75 years
January 27, 2017
Spokane, Wash.-based HOTSTART, a leading developer and manufacturer of diesel engine block heaters, is celebrating its 75th anniversary throughout ......

Garneau downplays chance of port and airport privatization
January 26, 2017
The federal government’s decision to study privatizing the country’s ports and major airports is simply a matter of “exploring different possibilit......

Canada eyes expanding trade to Far East
January 26, 2017
But one observer says that while the Trudeau government is on the right track with its focus on Asia, trade agreements with markets such as China a......

2017 start eyed for huge Montreal LRT project
January 26, 2017
Preparatory work for Montreal’s new 27-station, 67-kilometre light rail transit (LRT) project continues at a breathtaking pace as proponents CDPQ I......

Procurement Opportunity for Sri Lanka Railways
January 25, 2017
To view tender click here....

CN Rail is optimistic that Canada won't be hurt by potential NAFTA changes
January 25, 2017
MONTREAL - Canadian National Railway says it's "cautiously optimistic" the country won't be hurt by potential changes to NAFTA even though the auto......

CN: Strong quarter, full-year financial and operating performance
January 25, 2017
CN’s fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 financial and operating results “demonstrated once again our ability to perform well in a mixed economic env......

Canada-U.S. trade relations may side-step NAFTA, says ambassador
January 24, 2017
CALGARY—Canada’s ambassador to the United States says talks on trade issues are imminent and some deals might end up sidestepping the three-way Nor......

Ridley Terminals donates $250K to support rail crossing upgrades
January 24, 2017
In its single largest donation ever, Ridley Terminals Inc. announced on Monday it will be contributing $250,000 to the cause of upgrading five rail......

Hunter Harrison restricted by CP non-compete clause
January 24, 2017
The separation agreement Hunter Harrison signed when he quit his chief executive officer post at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. restricts To read f......

Trump withdraws US from Trans-Pacific Partnership deal
January 24, 2017
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order formally withdrawing the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, fol......

Light-rail project fails to get green light from Quebec's environmental review agency
January 23, 2017
The proposed light-rail project, which would link downtown Montreal with the South Shore and West Island, is incomplete and requires a more in-dept......

Canadian PM, Cabinet to Discuss Trump’s Plans on NAFTA Trade Deal
January 23, 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet have arrived for a three-day retreat in Calgary, Alberta province, to discuss the reconsider......

AAR: "Ready to work with Trump on some of his most ambitious goals
January 23, 2017
The Association of American Railroads issued this statement on Donald Trump's inauguration day:.. To read full article click here....

CARS Appoints Sylvia Newell as President.
January 20, 2017
CARS board of directors voted unanimously to appoint Sylvia Newell as president effective January 23, 2017. The title of president better reflect......

LRT tunnel finally makes connection, mayor announces
January 20, 2017
The massive machines boring Ottawa's 2.5-kilometre light rail tunnel have finally met in the middle, the mayor announced Thursday.... To read full......

LRT tunnel finally makes connection, mayor announces
January 20, 2017
The massive machines boring Ottawa's 2.5-kilometre light rail tunnel have finally met in the middle, the mayor announced Thursday.... To read full......

TransLink launches first phase of 10-year vision with expanded SkyTrain service
January 20, 2017
TransLink has announced the start of Phase One of its expanded transit services that will be available in 2017 in conjunction with the 10-Year Visi......

, 2017 BNSF plans $3.4B in 2017 capital spending
January 20, 2017
BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) on Jan. 19 announced its 2017 capital expenditure plan will be approximately $3.4 billion... To read full article clic......

Registration Now Closed for the CARS Supplier Breakfast
January 19, 2017
Please note that Registration for the CARS breakfast being held on Friday, February 3rd at the Bonaventure Hotel is now closed.  We have reac......

Canadian Pacific Railway CEO Hunter Harrison stepping down to take new job
January 19, 2017
Hunter Harrison has struck a surprise deal to step down as CEO of Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. five months ahead of schedule, apparently so he can......

RailTerm takes quality management to a new level by earning ISO 9001:2015 certification
January 19, 2017
Dorval, Quebec – January 16th, 2017 –RailTerm is pleased to announce that they are now ISO 9001:2015 quality management certified by BSI under cert......

PATH provides PTC, sleep apnea monitoring update
January 19, 2017
PATH said it remains on pace to complete PTC installation by the end of 2018. About 91 percent of PATH employees have been trained in PTC. To read......

Canada given advance notice of Trump’s NAFTA demands
January 18, 2017
Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, chosen by U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to reshape U.S. trade policy, has informed Canada that rules of origi......

Kevin O'Leary to enter Conservative leadership race today
January 18, 2017
Businessman Kevin O'Leary will enter the Conservative leadership race Wednesday, CBC News has learned... To read full article click here...

Siemens' first S200 LRV arrives for SFMTA
January 18, 2017
On Jan. 16, Siemens delivered its first new S200 light rail vehicle to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). This is the first......

Only a Few Spots Remain!!!
January 17, 2017
Only a few spaces left for sponsorship for CARS Supplier Suite. An effective and affordable option to host your guests before and after the Canadi......

China Invests $503 Billion in Rail Infrastructure
January 17, 2017
China plans to spend 3.5 trillion yuan ($503 billion) to expand its railway system by 2020 as it turns to investments in infrastructure to bolster ......

Parsons Recognized for Work on 17 of Canada's Largest Infrastructure Projects
January 17, 2017
Parsons has announced that the corporation has received a platinum ranking in ReNew Canada’s 2017 Top 100 Infrastructure Projects report for its wo......

Grain Movement Going Well
January 17, 2017
Canada’s top grain monitor says the movement of this year’s harvest from Prairie farms to western ports is “going well” four years after a bumper c......

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff rebranding as WSP
January 17, 2017
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff announced Jan. 12 that it will assume the WSP name effective May 2017... To read full article click here....

Limited Space Remains for the CARS Breakfast - Feb 3rd
January 16, 2017
Registration is almost full for the CARS breakfast being held on February 3rd, 2017 at the Bonaventure Hotel.  For more details on this event or to......

Canada may have delivery drones in service by late 2017
January 16, 2017
Don't look now, but Canada might just join the likes of France and the UK in ushering in the courier drone era... To read full article click here....

Canada-U.K. trade deal could be in the works in post-Brexit future
January 16, 2017
Canada-U.K. trade deal could be in the works in post-Brexit future.... To read full article click here....

Donald Trump shows free trade can be challenged: Walkom
January 16, 2017
Give Donald Trump credit for this. The U.S. president-elect might not be everybody’s favourite person. But he is showing that governments can succe......

Garneau takes over as head of Canada-U.S. committee
January 13, 2017
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given additional duties to Transport Minister Marc Garneau, naming the former astronaut chair of the cabinet comm......

Canada seeks Indian support for its infrastructure bank
January 13, 2017
Read more at:http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/56500629.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst...

AAA CANADA ADDS THE TRANSPORTATION SECTOR TO ITS SPECIALIZED SERVICES OFFER: AN INTEGRATED BUSINESS MODEL THAT REFLECTS THE EVOLUTION OF THE AEROSPACE AND TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRIES
January 12, 2017
Montréal, January 11, 2017 – With its established presence in the Aerospace sector, AAA Canada, a subsidiary of the European group AAA, today annou......

ZTR aims for "intelligent, connected locomotives"
January 12, 2017
ZTR Control Systems, a supplier of monitoring and control systems for the railway and industrial off-road equipment markets since 1987, is focusing......

KCS, Watco, WTC Announce Mexico Refined Energy Products Terminal to Facilitate Increased U.S. Export of Liquid Fuels
January 12, 2017
Kansas City Southern (KCS) (KSU), Watco Companies, LLC (Watco) and WTC Industrial (WTC), today announced a joint venture investment which will faci......

Alstom-Bombardier consortium wins large Paris commuter rail contract
January 12, 2017
MONTREAL — A consortium including Alstom and Bombardier has won a commuter rail contract for the Paris region that could eventually be worth about ......

Trudeau Cabinet Shuffle: Chrystia Freeland Replaces Stephane Dion At Foreign Affairs
January 11, 2017
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shook up his cabinet Tuesday in a bid to adjust to the upheaval wrought by incoming American president Donal......

Teamsters Welcome New Labour Minister
January 11, 2017
LAVAL, QC, Jan. 10, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The Teamsters Union, which represents over 115,000 workers across the country, is congratulating Patricia H......

Canada keen to boost ties, seal trade pact with India
January 11, 2017
Canada is keen to boost its business ties with India and is moving forward with attempts to seal a trade pact with the South Asian country, Canada’......

Desjardins Bridge: One Piece of Hamilton GO Rail Expansion
January 11, 2017
Down in the "H" part of the "GTHA", a series of rail infrastructure improvements are being made that will enable more frequent GO Train service to ......

Trudeau cabinet shuffle
January 10, 2017
Canadian Press is reporting that as many as six ministers will be involved in the Tuesday shuffle. Among those named in the CP... To read full art......

Canada’s trade minister Chrystia Freeland is on the right road, but it’s rocky ahead
January 10, 2017
In a slew of speeches over the past couple months, including one on Thursday in Montreal, Chrystia Freeland, our international trade minister, has ......

Canadian Transportation Agency Closes Railway Capital Structure Consultation
January 10, 2017
The Canadian Transportation Agency recently invited submissions regarding a consultation on the methodology for determining the capital structure........

Register Now for CARS Breakfast Feb 3rd. Space is Limited.
January 09, 2017
  CARS will be hosting a members' breakfast on Feb 3rd at the Hotel Bonaventure in the Salon Ville-Marie beginning at 9:00AM.  The event will take......

2017 Freight Rail Outlook
January 09, 2017
If 2016’s wild, throw-predictions-out-the-window runaway freight train of a Presidential election taught us anything, it’s that nothing is ever a g......

Even in the age of Trump, there are U.S. trade opportunities for Canada
January 09, 2017
Fluidconcepts has produced office furnishing for MGM Studios, H&R Block and Variety magazine, among other U.S. clients. Indeed, while the workspace......

Opinion World Canada Politics Business Health Entertainment Technology & Science Video Canada BC Vancouver considering options to bypass CN crossings now returned to active use
January 09, 2017
A sudden increase in East Vancouver train traffic has the city planning to bypass the rail line's road crossings altogether... To read full articl......

Edmonton in top 25 of list of biggest infrastructure projects for 2017
January 06, 2017
Edmonton may not have the best track record with large infrastructure but it is still building in the big leagues... To read full article click here....

U.S. and Canada falling behind China in race for renewable energy
January 06, 2017
China is rapidly gaining dominance in the fast-growing, global renewable energy market, as state-owned companies make massive overseas investme......

Amidst concerns, optimism for 2017
January 06, 2017
When Herbert Hoover was President and Republicans controlled the White House and both congressional chambers, there was produced the 1930 Smoot-Haw......

Amtrak shakes up the building (before moving it)
January 06, 2017
Amtrak announced Jan. 4 several significant management and organizational changes instituted by President and CEO Wick Moorman.... To read full ar......

CARS Supplier Breakfast February 3rd, Hotel Bonaventure
January 05, 2017
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transportation and Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission confirmed to Spe......

Most Canadians want new tariffs on U.S. goods if Trump pulls out of NAFTA: Nanos survey
January 05, 2017
The majority of Canadians support or somewhat support applying new tariffs and duties to American-made goods if the U.S. pulls out of the North Ame......

Dynamic growth in P.E.I. manufacturing increasing
January 05, 2017
P.E.I. manufacturers are leading Atlantic Canada in growth, and doing so in dramatic fashion... To read full article click here....

Opportunity to Co-host CARS Supplier Suite
January 04, 2017
CARS is once again hosting a Supplier Suite on February 3rd at the Bonaventure Hotel in the St. Pierre Room. This is an effective and affordable op......

Canada set for ‘stormy days’ with new US trade representative: former diplomat
January 04, 2017
MONTREAL – Canada faces “stormy days” ahead on softwood lumber and other issues with the U.S. after incoming president Donald Trump picked someone ......

Gatineau mayor mulls LRT connection to Ottawa
January 04, 2017
Gatineau’s mayor says a Light Rail Transit line could connect both sides of the Ottawa River... To read full article click here....

Transportation Outlook 2017: Air and rail ready to bulk up
January 04, 2017
2017 is shaping up to be a year of self-improvement in B.C.’s transportation sector as railways look to increase efficiency at export terminals and......

FL: Is All Aboard Florida Installing Positive-Train-Control Along its Tracks?
January 04, 2017
All Aboard Florida has said it will include a positive-train-control system along its corridor, but details remain unclear, even as progress with t......

Caterpillar names new CEO, makes executive appointments
January 04, 2017
Jim Umpleby will take the helm of Caterpillar Inc. Jan. 1, 2017 and three newly appointed executives will support him... To read full article clic......

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transportation and Andy Byford, Chief Executive Officer of the Toronto Transit Commission confirmed to Speak.
January 03, 2017
CARS will be hosting a members' breakfast on Feb 3rd at the Hotel Bonaventure in the Salon Ville-Marie beginning at 9:00AM.  The event will take pl......

USD/CAD: Canadian Dollar Quiet As Markets Closed For New Year’s
January 03, 2017
The Canadian dollar is steady in the Monday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.3420 To read full article click here....

Alberta, Canada Kicks Off New Carbon Tax
January 03, 2017
The Canadian province of Alberta has started the new year with a carbon levy, which together with tougher rules for large industrial emitters will ......

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