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Sohi defends Liberal infrastructure plan, says 20,000 projects underway
April 20, 2018
OTTAWA _ The Liberals’ multibillion-dollar plan to spur the economy through work on the country’s roads, bridges, transit and water systems is roll......

Full steam ahead: Group wants to re-establish passenger rail service in northern Ontario
April 20, 2018
NorthEastern Ontario Rail Network held summit in Sault Ste. Marie to hear from other supporters To read full article click here...

Canadian National Railway to Acquire 350 Boxcars
April 20, 2018
 Canadian National Railway Company (CN) announced it will acquire 350 premium boxcars to serve growing demand from industrial customers across its ......

Region to report to public on progress of LRT vehicles
April 20, 2018
Waterloo Region residents will be able to access monthly reports on the construction status of the region’s 14 light rail vehicles from now until t......

CP won't be ‘held hostage’ in union talks, CEO Creel says
April 19, 2018
With a strike deadline just days away, Keith Creel, Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s chief executive, said the company will not be “held hostage” in......

Full steam ahead for Gatineau LRT: City to ask Quebec for funding
April 19, 2018
In an unanimous vote, Gatineau city council gave the go-ahead on Tuesday to pursue plans for a light rail transit system that would connect Aylmer ......

Is Rapid Transit in Delta on the horizon?
April 19, 2018
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Future light rail electric train station picked in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue
April 19, 2018
Future light rail electric train station picked in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue To read full article click here...

U.S. FREIGHT RAILROADS AND TRADE: BY THE NUMBERS
April 18, 2018
Washington, D.C. — A March 29 report from the Association of American Railroads (AAR) offers a compelling look at the relationship between North Am......

VIA Rail launches procurement for new Quebec-Windsor train fleet
April 18, 2018
VIA Rail has launched the process to procure 32 new bi-directional trains for the Quebec-Windsor route in Canada. To read full article click here...

Feds keeping close eye on looming CP rail strike: Garneau
April 18, 2018
The federal government may need to consider back-to-work legislation in light of a looming Canadian Pacific rail strike, a longtime Conservative MP......

Asian development bank will help lure infrastructure cash to Canada: president
April 18, 2018
OTTAWA -- The head of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank says Canada's new membership in his multinational organization will create opportuni......

VIA Rail launches RFQ to replace its Quebec-Windsor Corridor fleet
April 17, 2018
MONTREAL, April 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has launched phase 1 of its procurement process to select the supplier who will ......

CN Rail investing in regional improvements
April 17, 2018
CN Rail is investing big money in the Prince George area this construction season. To read full article click here...

Gatineau city council to vote on plans for light rail transit
April 17, 2018
Mere months before the opening of Ottawa’s Confederation Line LRT, Gatineau city council will decide on Tuesday whether it will give the green ligh......

New law would allow Alberta to restrict flow of oil and gas as Trans Mountain battle escalates
April 17, 2018
Alberta has granted sweeping new powers to its energy minister as the province ups the ante in its trade war with British Columbia To read full ar......

Spain's ACS lands contract for Toronto light rail line
April 17, 2018
Spanish construction giant ACS said Sunday it had won a 775 million euro ($955 million) contract to build and maintain a new light railway line in ......

Senate changes rail-ownership law to focus on farmers, shippers and airline passengers
April 16, 2018
Bill C-49 was originally proposed by Transport Minister Marc Garneau as a sweeping overhaul of the country’s transportation industry. To read full......

Canada Invests in Port of Montréal
April 16, 2018
The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that the Government of Canada will invest approximately US$14 million for the Port of......

Spain's ACS to help build and maintain Toronto light railway
April 16, 2018
BARCELONA, April 15 (Reuters) - ACS Consortium to build A consortium including Spanish construction company ACS has been named as preferred contrac......

Trump Push for Quick Nafta Deal Slowed by Division on Top Issues
April 16, 2018
President Donald Trump’s push for a quick resolution to Nafta talks is being stymied by persistent differences among the U.S., Canada and Mexico ov......

Ontario picks preferred bidder to build Toronto’s $1.2B Finch West light rail line
April 13, 2018
The 11-kilometre transit project includes 16 surface stops and will link the city's Finch West Subway Station to Humber College To read full artic......

CN rejects Senate’s Bill C-49 amendments
April 13, 2018
CP Rail also wants the original legislation made into law To read full article click here...

ALSTOM SA: Alstom-led consortium to provide complete driverless light metro system for Montreal
April 13, 2018
A contract worth around €1.8 billion in Canada for rolling stock, signalling, operations and maintenanceAlstom-led consortium to provide complete d......

REM transit project symbolically breaks ground officially launching construction
April 13, 2018
One of North America’s largest public transportation project, The Réseau Express Métropolitian (REM) officially launched construction Thursday with......

$1.65B underwater rail link between Newfoundland and Labrador could work, study finds
April 12, 2018
A government study into the feasibility of a permanent link between Newfoundland and Labrador is recommending an undersea rail tunnel at a cost of ......

New study may help Grande Prairie land inland railway port
April 12, 2018
Province helping fund study on proposed port to link Peace region directly to international markets To read full article click here...

Aecon consortium selected as preferred proponent for the Finch West Light Rail Transit project in Toronto
April 12, 2018
TORONTO, April 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that Mosaic Transit Group has been selected by Metrolinx and Infrastruc......

VIA Rail awards $46 million contract to Cad Railway Industries for renovation of 25 train cars
April 11, 2018
MONTREAL, April 10, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) has awarded a contract valued at $46 million to Cad Railway Industries (Cad) to ......

Ottawa, Nova Scotia sign $828M infrastructure deal
April 11, 2018
10-year agreement provides funding for public transit, green projects, rural communities To read full article click here...

New Brampton Facility will Support Over 600 Jobs and Boost Public Transit
April 11, 2018
TransLink's CEO is providing more information on the timing of upcoming projects including the light rail line planned for Surrey. To read full ar......

Ontario seeks bidders for rail expansion
April 09, 2018
Authorities in Ontario, Canada, have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ), searching for interested parties to design, build, finance, operate......

Meet the Brit in charge of fixing NYC's subway
April 09, 2018
He made a name for himself running transport systems in London, Sydney and Toronto. Now Briton Andy Byford is in charge of turning around New York'......

No NAFTA deal in principle to be announced at Lima summit: sources
April 09, 2018
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) are not advanced enough for the United States, Mexico and C......

Ontario requests qualifications for GO rail expansion project
April 09, 2018
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) th......

Major package tendered for $21bn Canadian rail project
April 06, 2018
The request for qualifications (RFQ) has been issued for a major package of work on the CA$21.3bn (£11.9bn) Go rail project in Ontario, Canada. To......

Transport bill passage down to wire
April 06, 2018
Farm organizations lauded the passing of an amended transportation reform bill, Bill C-49, in the Senate last week, but the changes still have to c......

NAFTA nations 'moving forward in significant way': Canada's Trudeau
April 06, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada are “moving forward in a significant way” at talks to modernize the NAFTA trade pact, Canad......

New Mexico Transportation Infrastructure Receives $38 million Boost from Union Pacific
April 06, 2018
New Mexico’s transportation infrastructure will receive a $38 million boost from Union Pacific Railroad in 2018. The company’s planned private inve......

Cam Goff with the National Farmers Union Comments on Bill C-49 Passing Though Senate
April 05, 2018
Legislation aimed at solving the current grain backlog was finally passed by the senate on March 29th, after a number of amendments were made to th......

Canadian manufacturing growth firms in March as output accelerates
April 05, 2018
TORONTO - The pace of growth in the Canadian manufacturing sector firmed in March as output accelerated and new orders climbed, while purchasing ac......

Ottawa pledges $4.1B for B.C. infrastructure, including public transit
April 05, 2018
Ottawa has announced a new multibillion-dollar infrastructure deal with British Columbia, just a week after a report found the federal government w......

Yeah, we can work with that': Auto talks mark potential NAFTA breakthrough
April 04, 2018
WASHINGTON — A potential breakthough to an impasse over automobiles has created a new sense of optimism in the NAFTA negotiations, with different p......

Railway won’t have to stand trial for Canada train disaster
April 04, 2018
MONTREAL — Canadian officials say the bankrupt railway at the center of a 2013 train derailment that killed 47 people in Quebec will not have to st......

Bombardier lands $54-million contract to upgrade Via train cars
April 04, 2018
Bombardier Transportation’s plant northeast of Quebec City has obtained a $54-million contract from Via Rail to upgrade 17 train cars that date bac......

Ottawa's infrastructure program falls far behind schedule with $7.2 billion still unspent, says PBO
April 03, 2018
Ottawa- The federal government’s massive infrastructure spending program continues to lag well behind schedule, with half of planned spending in 20......

Ontario budget pledges money for high-speed rail
April 03, 2018
In a pre-election budget, the provincial Liberal government of Kathleen Wynne is promising $182 billion in infrastructure projects over ten years. ......

Trump reportedly wants a NAFTA overhaul deal within two weeks
April 03, 2018
President Donald Trump is pushing to announce a tentative new North American Free Trade Agreement within two weeks, Bloomberg reported Monday, citi......

Canada: Key facts and figures of Ontario 2018 Budget
March 29, 2018
$11 billion would be spent to begin work on a high-speed rail line from Toronto to Windsor, Ont.  The government is also starting with the Toronto ......

Liberals' $11B pledge for high speed rail highlights long list of major infrastructure promises
March 29, 2018
The Liberal government is committing $182 billion to infrastructure projects over the next 10 years, including a major pledge towards the construct......

NAFTA talks still not close to a deal, Canada's chief negotiator says
March 29, 2018
Canada, the United States and Mexico are still "quite a distance away" from agreement on key aspects of a revised North American Free Trade Agreeme......

CARS Members Only Lunch with CP Speaker Announcement
March 28, 2018
CARS Members Only Lunch with CP Speaker Announcement Chad Rolstad- AVP - Strategic Procurement Justin Meyer- VP Engineering Tom Lambrecht- AVP......

Canadian railways in a catch-22 over crude shipment
March 28, 2018
Canadian railway operators see a lucrative opportunity to transport more crude oil to the United States as a rise in output force producers to find......

Corman Park reeve says CP told her rail relocation a no go
March 28, 2018
The RM of Corman Park's reeve says a CP executive told her the rail giant has no intention of moving train tracks out of Saskatoon.  To read full......

Manufacturer to Expand in Rowan County
March 28, 2018
New York Air Brake to augment manufacturing operations in Salisbury to help meet business growth and customer demand To read full article click here...

Ontario government moves ahead with plans to expand GO Transit
March 27, 2018
Ontario's transportation minister says the provincial government has formally begun the process to expand GO Transit in the Greater Toronto and Ham......

The Sprout: Avoiding a global trade war
March 27, 2018
The Senate Standing Committee on Transport and Communications resumes its review of Bill C-49 tomorrow. To read full article click here...

Winemakers, renters, high-speed rail: all could take a hit in a Trump trade war
March 27, 2018
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's intensifying trade dispute with China is starting to hit some of California's premier industries. Experts war......

Canadian customs facilities in the U.S.? Americans say it could happen soon
March 27, 2018
Canada could soon have its first customs facilities inside the United States, says an American official who cites Florida and Arizona as potential ......

Alberta grain producers call on Ottawa to speed new transportation legislation
March 26, 2018
Sekulic, a regional director of the Alberta Wheat Commission, said it's an issue affecting grain producers across the province. To read full artic......

Public consultation coming on Metro Vancouver transit plan
March 26, 2018
In just over a month, members of the public will have the opportunity to give their feedback on a major transit and transportation plan for Metro V......

Winemakers, renters, high-speed rail: all could take a hit in a Trump trade
March 26, 2018
President Donald Trump’s intensifying trade dispute with China is starting to hit some of California’s premier industries. To read full articl......

What We’re Watching: Gun laws, data leaks and pot legalization plans
March 26, 2018
After surviving last week’s marathon voting session, there are just four sitting days separating MPs from another extended parliamentary break. To......

Bombardier Secures Rail Services Contract Extension with Maryland Transit Administration
March 26, 2018
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a five-year extension to its current contract with the Maryland......

CARS/InnoTrans Career Award 2018
March 23, 2018
Dear CARS member,   CARS is excited to announce that it has partnered with InnoTrans and will award 2 lucky candidates with the opportunity below......

NAFTA: U.S. says auto irritant nearly solved, other snags remain
March 23, 2018
WASHINGTON — The United States has confirmed a breakthrough in the NAFTA negotiations unlocking a major irritant involving automobiles, while stres......

Edmonton mayor says LRT money in provincial budget big win for city
March 23, 2018
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson is checking one item off his wish list from the province: $1.5 billion for the proposed Valley Line LRT in west Edmonton.......

CN and Teamsters union reach tentative agreement on conductor labour contract
March 23, 2018
MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway Co. and the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference say they have reached a tentative agreement to renew the labour c......

Trump’s trade chief: U.S. and Canada ‘starting to converge’ on key NAFTA dispute
March 22, 2018
WASHINGTON—Canada and the United States are “finally starting to converge” on the dispute over automotive manufacturing that has been a key obstacl......

'Late in the game' for this season to mandate rail deliveries, says Sask. agriculture minister
March 22, 2018
Time is running out on this grain shipping season, and while current grain delivery numbers are back up to "where they probably should have been al......

New York-New Jersey Rail Project Gets Some Money in Congress Deal
March 22, 2018
As much as $541 million would be available for rail tunnel and bridge projects linking New Jersey and Manhattan, which advocates call some of the m......

Elon Musk one of two bidders to build high-speed rail to O'Hare
March 22, 2018
Elon Musk will head up one of two teams that will go head-to-head on proposals to build a high-speed rail line between downtown Chicago and O’Hare ......

Trump 'enthusiastic' about reaching NAFTA deal: Canada's Trudeau
March 21, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be "enthusiastic" about coming to an agreement on renegotiating the North American Free T......

Garneau ‘satisfied’ with railways’ grain plans
March 21, 2018
Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he’s “satisfied” with the plans Canada’s two largest railways have put forward to get Western Canadian grain m......

Federal Government Okays Demolition of Nationally Significant Heritage Railway Station in Biggar, SK.
March 21, 2018
OTTAWA, March 20, 2018 /CNW/ - The National Trust for Canada is dismayed to learn that the federal government has granted approval to demolish a He......

PQ transit plan would kill REM project, expand bus, rail lines
March 21, 2018
The Parti Quebecois called for the abandoning of Montreal’s upcoming light-rail project, saying the money could be better spent expanding the metro......

VIA Rail’s fleet to be replaced in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor
March 20, 2018
The Government of Canada is building on its successful long-term plan that focuses on people and on the things that matter most to Canadians, inclu......

Via Rail to launch process to buy new trains with federal funding announcement
March 20, 2018
MONTREAL -- Via Rail won't establish minimum content requirements for the new trains it plans to order for Canada's main railway corridor that tran......

Canada, Ontario transit funding for Hamilton leaves questions unanswered
March 20, 2018
Hamilton Mayor Fred Eisenberger is applauding the recent federal government announcement that would see more than $370 million in transit funding f......

CARS Trade Mission to Berlin, Germany
March 19, 2018
Dear CARS member, With the Canada-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in place, CARS is exploring the option of ......

A trade war is upon us. Canada must endure short-term pain, look beyond U.S. and open up dairy, telecom
March 19, 2018
Though Canada has secured CETA with Europe and a signed a revamped TPP, businesses remain stubbornly dependent on the market south of the border. ......

Burlington, Milton transit systems getting millions in federal, provincial funding
March 19, 2018
BURLINGTON — Burlington's and Milton's public transit systems will be receiving millions in funding as a result of a bilateral agreement between th......

US-Canada trade: Is anything really “foreign”?
March 19, 2018
Trade talk between Canada and the United States has been heating up lately. North American Free Trade Agreement re-negotiations continue with repor......

Trump says he made up facts about trade deficit in meeting with Trudeau
March 16, 2018
ST. LOUIS -- U.S. President Donald Trump boasted in a fundraising speech in Missouri on Wednesday that he made up facts about trade in a meeting wi......

CN and CP rail have submitted grain plans: Transport Minister
March 16, 2018
Canada’s two major railways have submitted required plans to ensure Western Canadian grain starts moving again. To read full article click here...

New deal between provincial, federal governments pledges about $9-billion for Toronto transit projects
March 16, 2018
About $9-billion is being pledged for Toronto transit under a new deal between the federal and provincial governments, a sum that will allow the ci......

CN Rail network beginning to thaw from winter deep freeze, says interim CEO
March 15, 2018
MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway Co. is beginning to recover from a turbulent end to 2017 and deep winter freeze that curtailed service, the ra......

Trudeau Dodged Steel Tariffs. Now He’s Trying to Save Nafta
March 15, 2018
Donald Trump is already taking up a lot of Justin Trudeau’s bandwidth. Steel tariffs sent it to another level. To read full article click here...

Canada and Ontario to make significant infrastructure investments that will improve the lives of Canadians
March 15, 2018
Supporting new projects that build prosperous communities and transition to a clean growth economy To read full article click here...

Government discussing a drug abuse program as legalized cannabis approaches
March 14, 2018
OTTAWA, Ont. – Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau says the Government of Canada is actively working on a policy to address marijuana impairmen......

Pulse Canada Seeking Amendment To Bill C-49
March 14, 2018
cPulse Canada is seeking immediate consideration on an amendment to Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, that would grant the Canadian ......

ArcelorMittal Canada steelmaker not seeking government aid: CEO
March 14, 2018
HAMILTON, Ontario (Reuters) - ArcelorMittal Dofasco’s chief executive said on Tuesday the company was not seeking Canadian government aid as the do......

Saskatoon city hall seems on track to pursue rail relocation
March 14, 2018
Saskatoon city hall seems likely to try to convince Canadian Pacific to move its rail operations south of the city. To read full article click here...

Trump stresses desire for quick NAFTA deal in phone chat with Trudeau
March 13, 2018
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump urged the quick completion of the NAFTA negotiations in a phone call with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Mond......

Canada's PM Trudeau: Our Trump tariff exemption has nothing to do with NAFTA talks
March 13, 2018
Canada's exemption from Trump's tariffs have nothing to do with NAFTA talks, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. To read full article cl......

$1B in grants, royalty credits to get more diverse oil and gas projects moving in Alberta
March 13, 2018
The provincial government is offering $1 billion in incentives to diversify the province's oil and gas sectors over the next four years. To read f......

Pakistan Railways - Tender
March 12, 2018
Attention CARS Members: We are pleased to forward the International Tender Notice issued by Pakistan Railways.  Click here   Regards,   Ali Kh......

Metrolinx to host information sessions during March break
March 12, 2018
Metrolinx will be coming to Mississauga to answer questions and provide information about the Hurontario Light Rail Transit (HuLRT) project. To r......

How a New Transit System Could Hobble Montreal
March 12, 2018
It sounds like the kind of project cities don’t dare to dream of anymore: a massive new transportation network on par with the great mass transit b......

Canadian Pacific Is On a Productive, Efficient Roll
March 12, 2018
No turnaround is without its challenges, but we have come to a place at Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) where we can focus on sustainable growth in c......

Canada Could Boost Arctic Container Shipping
March 09, 2018
Efficient operations at Canada’s Pacific coast container ports combined with efficient trans-continental railway services have resulted in these po......

Bill C-49 will be a good start': Grain transport on agenda for meeting between Premier Moe, Prime Minister Trudeau
March 09, 2018
A major grain backlog that has farmers worried and prompted an unprecedented apology from a major railway will be near the top of the agenda when S......

Mexico and Canada just got more leverage in US trade negotiations
March 09, 2018
Eleven nations will formally enter into a new trade pact today designed to lower tariffs and bridge regulatory gaps around the Pacific rim, despite......

NAFTA: Why the U.S. wants a deal within weeks, and whether it's possible
March 08, 2018
The United States is suddenly proposing a sprint to the finish toward a new NAFTA deal within about four to six weeks — a jet-fuel pace that aims t......

New CEO: CN will immediately improve movement of Western Canadian grain
March 08, 2018
MONTREAL, March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) Interim President and Chief Executive Officer JJ Ruest said the company will q......

Bombardier Wins Contract to Upgrade Singapore's Bukit Panjang Light Rail Transit Line
March 08, 2018
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today announced that it has recently signed an asset replacement contract with Singapore's Land Tr......

Railways will face ‘consequences’ if grain doesn’t move: Liberal MP
March 08, 2018
There “will be consequences” for Canada’s two largest railways if they fail to get Western Canadian grain moving again, a Liberal MP said Wednesday......

Higher prices, layoffs, and economic nosedives: What Trump’s trade war could mean for you
March 07, 2018
For the last three decades, Donald Trump has ranted that America is getting stiffed on trade. But as president, he’s done little to back up his “Am......

CN Rail to invest C$250 mln to clear Western Canada grain backlog
March 07, 2018
Canadian National Railway Co said on Wednesday it would invest more than C$250 million ($193 million) this year to improve its infrastructure to ea......

City to appeal agency's order to replace ripped-up rail
March 07, 2018
The City of Ottawa is appealing a federal agency's order to restore, sell or scrap a portion of rail line near the Prince of Wales Bridge, and the ......

'We've really felt the pinch': As silos fill up, farmers call on Ottawa to ease rail backlogs
March 07, 2018
Farmers are struggling to plan for the upcoming planting season without assurances over delivery dates To read full article click here...

CN Rail CEO steps down as board sees need to ‘energize’ company
March 06, 2018
Canada's largest railroad has appointed chief marketing officer Jean-Jacques Ruest as interim CEO To read full article click here...

‘We need the grain moving’: Saskatchewan premier
March 06, 2018
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says he would back federal efforts aimed at getting prairie grain moving as farmers across Western Canada warn railw......

Trump links tariff relief for Canada, Mexico to NAFTA talks
March 06, 2018
In the latest twist of an ongoing drama, Trump is now using his proposed aluminum and steel tariffs as leverage for getting a favourable NAFTA pact......

Morneau says Canada 'prepared to react' against U.S. tariffs if necessary
March 05, 2018
After U.S. President Donald Trump announced a proposal to slap hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Finance Minister Bill Morneau says Cana......

U.S. steel, aluminum tariffs will cause ‘collateral damage’: Canadian producers
March 05, 2018
Canada's metal producers are furious over the Trump administration's plans to impose broad tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. Experts argue tha......

Global Tamping Machine Market 2018 Key Players Harsco Rail corporation, China Railway Construction Corp, Inc., Loram Maintenance of Way and Plasser&Theurer
March 05, 2018
This new research report that entirely centers “Global Tamping Machine Market” is an exhaustive analysis of driving forces, driving risks, Tamping ......

CARS 2018 Scholarship Fund
March 02, 2018
Amount: Up to $5000 distributed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee Objective: To establish an internally managed Scholarship Fund in t......

Federal budget details slower than expected trickle of infrastructure money
March 02, 2018
OTTAWA — New figures in this week’s federal budget suggest billions of dollars from the Liberal government’s vaunted infrastructure program now won......

Mexico concerns about U.S. steel tariffs hang over NAFTA talks
March 02, 2018
Mexico's trade minister will discuss the threat of U.S. steel import tariffs with U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday, two sources sai......

Pressure Growing For Passage of Bill C-49
March 01, 2018
Farmers in western Canada are voicing their concerns over the delay of the passage of bill C-49. It is hoped the passage of the bill, which is curr......

Federal budget approves new fleet of trains for Via Rail, but dedicated tracks still under study
March 01, 2018
Via's current fleet of locomotives and passenger cars is 40 years old on average, and has been stretched beyond its normal life expectancy To read......

‘It is serious’: MacAulay on grain transportation backlog
March 01, 2018
Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says he’s monitoring grain movement in Western Canada as producers say they’re have serious problems getting......

Trudeau government reveals the 2018 federal budget
February 28, 2018
OTTAWA — Women, science and conservation are among the dominant themes of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s latest federal budget, which charts a cle......

Ontario talking to Alstom, Siemens on ‘feasible’ Toronto hydrogen rail project
February 28, 2018
The province has issued a request of proposals to design a fuel cell-powered locomotive and is taking an in-depth look at foregoing overhead power ......

Omnitrax Inc.'s name scratched off federal lawsuit against Churchill railway owners
February 28, 2018
Omnitrax owns the Hudson Bay Railway Company, but its lawyer says the parent company is not liable to pay any damages awarded in a federal governme......

Grain industry raising concerns over growing backlog of rail shipments
February 27, 2018
Grain shippers and producers are raising concerns about a growing backlog of rail shipments that they say is leading to lost sales and unreliable e......

Trump-signed economic report contradicts president’s own views on trade, Canada
February 27, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump’s views on trade have been clobbered in a report released by the White House – and signed by none other than the presid......

Ontario’s new light rail transit line using 30MWh RES system to reduce peak energy, add backup
February 27, 2018
RES (Renewable Energy Systems) has confirmed the expected capacity and output of a photovoltaics-linked energy storage system being developed for a......

Video appears to show man riding outside of TTC subway, enforcement staff investigating
February 27, 2018
The Toronto Transit Commission says it’s investigating after a video posted online appears to show a young man riding on the outside of the rear en......

Bill C-49 expected to help clear freight rail delays, say stakeholders
February 26, 2018
Seen as an overhaul of the Transportation Act as well as others, the bill will also introduce a passenger bill of rights in the air transportation ......

Public Safety Minister want Bill C-49 to pass quickly
February 26, 2018
Farm groups are calling on the Canadian Senate to quickly pass Bill C-49, the Transportation Modernization Act, as producers continue to face a bac......

Move aside, NAFTA: New fear on the Canada-U.S. front involves steel tariffs
February 26, 2018
Trump is weighing options for steel and aluminum tariffs— and the stakes are especially high for Canada, which is the No. 1 seller of both products......

Ontario Taking Next Steps in Testing Hydrogen-Powered Train Technology
February 23, 2018
Ontario is taking the next steps in exploring the potential of hydrail as an alternative to conventional electric trains, as Ontario transforms the......

CETA – Enhanced Options for Labour Mobility in Canada
February 23, 2018
Canada and the European Union (“EU”) began the provisional application of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CE......

Canada's new Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster expected to create over 13,500 middle-class jobs in Ontario and across Canada
February 23, 2018
HAMILTON, ON, Feb. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - When small, medium-sized and large companies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations come toget......

‘Own-motion power’ amendment requested for transport bill
February 23, 2018
An organization that represents Saskatchewan pea, lentil, soybean and chickpea producers wants Ottawa to amend Bill C-49, the Transportation Modern......

High-speed rail promised for Canada,…again.
February 22, 2018
Canada is the only G7 country without a high-speed rail system, and this in spite of the fact that the huge distances between cities make it a wort......

CN and CP say bad winter weather impacted rail service
February 22, 2018
MONTREAL -- Canada's two largest railways vowed to improve their service levels over the coming months as they escape the grip of a tough winter th......

Rail car shortage strands grain on Canadian prairies
February 22, 2018
As farmers across Alberta start preparing for seeding this spring, some have been waiting weeks to get their crops from last year to elevators so t......

Transportation agency orders city to restore rail line
February 21, 2018
City officials are considering asking for a judicial review after a federal agency ordered them to restore a portion of rail line leading to the Pr......

Where’s Surrey LRT? Construction industry asks after B.C. budget release
February 21, 2018
The B.C. government announced $6 million for the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure over a three-year-period in their 2018 budget. To r......

Amtrak Aims to Crack Down on Lifesaving Safety Regulations
February 21, 2018
At a House subcommittee hearing on Thursday, Amtrak CEO Richard Anderson gave two dire warnings to its regional partners across the United States. ......

Bombardier: From rail to metro in India
February 21, 2018
Multinational company, Bombardier, has been closely involved in transforming India’s rail network since 1993. But the company, which invested in In......

Construction slated to begin on $5B Montreal automated light rail project
February 20, 2018
CDPQ Infra Inc., owner and operator of public infrastructure projects in Canada, has chosen a team to engineer and build a $5.3 billion regional au......

Bombardier may lay off hundreds at its Quebec railway plant
February 20, 2018
MONTREAL -- The railway division of Bombardier Inc. says losing out on a large electric train contract in Montreal may force it to lay off workers ......

Plans for Another Massive GO Station Makeover in Mississauga Announced
February 20, 2018
A new building, upgraded parking, and bike storage are on tap for northwest Mississauga residents who frequent the Meadowvale GO station. To read ......

RES sets store by Ontario rail
February 20, 2018
RES Canada will work with Toronto Hydro to supply an energy storage facility to provide back-up power to the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit ......

Minister Garneau announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector
February 16, 2018
OTTAWA, Feb. 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments and reappointments. Th......

Unifor testifies against workplace surveillance
February 16, 2018
Bill C-49 would require voice, video recorders on locomotives To read full article click here...

Grain, oil shipments sitting idle on Prairies as railways struggle to meet demand
February 16, 2018
A shortfall of railcars and crews have left shipments of grain and oil marooned on the Canadian Prairies. To read full article click here...

Mulroney pledges to honour $1B for Hamilton's LRT project if she wins
February 16, 2018
At least one of the three main Ontario PC leadership candidates says she'll honour the commitment to Hamilton's light rail transit system if she wi......

New Infrastructure Funding Sources Step Up in Canada
February 15, 2018
A shrinking budget deficit is usually good news, but a drop in federal debt in Canada is raising concerns over delays in government efforts to funn......

As Trudeau pitches ‘progressive’ trade, will India be open for business?
February 15, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau heads to India this Friday for a week-long trip that, much like his recent stops in China and Vietnam, is expected to......

Five new rail freight companies extend interconnection and enhance cross border freight handling thanks to Hit Rail
February 15, 2018
A host of new customers making use of Hit Rail connectivity and interoperability solutions has significantly improved the interconnection of Europe......

Contractor will bear cost of LRT delay, city vows
February 15, 2018
City may withhold payments, and if necessary take RTG to court, mayor says To read full article click here...

David Collenette to lead Ontario’s high-speed rail project
February 14, 2018
The high-speed line will serve a corridor that is home to more than 7 million people with six proposed stops and a connection to Pearson Internatio......

Lawmakers want a new rule to increase freight train safety
February 14, 2018
Lawmakers are mounting an effort requiring freight trains to be operated by more than one person, even though railroads have historically bucked pa......

A day in Canada-U.S. affairs: One threat dropped, two raised, one reality TV show
February 14, 2018
On a day that epitomized a suspenseful era in American trade policy, the U.S. played down a presidential threat to impose a border tax — but raised......

Trump’s budget would slash money for Sound Transit, Tacoma Link
February 14, 2018
President Donald Trump proposed $200 billion in new infrastructure spending on Monday, while at the same time reiterating his desire to slash fundi......

Canadian Global Cities Council calls for national urban strategy to advance infrastructure delivery
February 14, 2018
OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian city regions would benefit from a national urban strategy, that would support long-range infrastructu......

Montreal to begin construction on massive automated light rail
February 13, 2018
After years of deliberation, Montreal’s regional light rail has been given the go-ahead to begin engineering and construction. To read full artic......

Trudeau makes another pitch for necessity of NAFTA as U.S. swing nears end
February 13, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau subtly urged U.S. President Donald Trump Friday night to not tear down a decades old trade relationship in the name o......

Report shows 'large economic development potential' for Vancouver-Seattle rapid rail
February 13, 2018
An ultra-high-speed rail line between Vancouver and Portland would create hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions in economic benefits for the V......

Trudeau Sees ‘Clear Path Forward’ on Nafta
February 12, 2018
Justin Trudeau’s latest mission to bolster Nafta ended on an upbeat note, as the Canadian leader said there’s still a “clear path” to a deal while ......

Montreal's light-rail project to break ground in April, start rolling in 2021
February 12, 2018
It will be later and pricier than originally thought, but a new commuter rail line for the region will break ground in April  To read full article......

Thousands of litres of diesel spills onto railway near Fermont, Que.
February 12, 2018
A generator breakdown led to more than than 16,000 litres of diesel spilling on the railway track north of Port-Cartier, located in the Côte-Nord r......

Two stroke Saturday or Leaving the car behind
February 12, 2018
How was your Saturday? Mine involved two strokes, hydrodynamic transmissions and an exploration of abandoned infrastructure. To read full article ......

CN to spend heavily on new track, infrastructure maintenance
February 09, 2018
MONTREAL — CN has announced a $3.2-billion capital spending program that includes track infrastructure expansion, investments in yards and intermod......

Province breaks ground on Stoney Creek GO station, but still has no deal with CN
February 09, 2018
Metrolinx and local MPPs say they can hammer out a deal with CN Rail in time to open Stoney Creek's Confederation GO station in 2019 — despite the ......

Province denies $300K ask for rail-route study
February 09, 2018
White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin will be writing to B.C.’s transport minister to urge reconsideration of a decision not to contribute funds for a joi......

Montreal’s $6.3 billion light rail network finalized, expected to open in 2021
February 09, 2018
Montreal’s new light-rail project connecting the city to its suburbs and its international airport got the green light Thursday, with the line expe......

B.C.’s Bitumen Blockade: Selected Legal Options Available to Producers and Shippers
February 09, 2018
Recently, the Government of British Columbia released an announcement to consider a series of proposed measures to restrict the shipment of diluted......

CP opens new office in Shanghai
February 08, 2018
Joining CP president and CEO Keith Creel for the official opening were John Brooks, senior vice-president and chief marketing officer; Jonathan Wah......

Why did the city let the LRT consortium off the hook for $1M?
February 08, 2018
When it became clear the international consortium building Ottawa's $2-billion light rail system would not make its May 24 delivery date, there was......

New Equipment Enhances Capabilities in Ontario Northland's Remanufacturing and Repair Centre
February 08, 2018
New line boring equipment recently obtained by Ontario Northland positions the company as the only railway in Canada offering in-house line boring......

Canada's Trudeau says no NAFTA deal might be better than a bad one
February 08, 2018
Canada "might very well be better off" not signing up for an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) pact rather than ac......

LaPorte County Railroad Set For Major Improvements
February 08, 2018
The La Crosse-based Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad has announced plans to invest $600,000 into railroad improvements in LaPorte County. The compan......

NAFTA deal possible by end of March, Canadian ambassador says
February 07, 2018
With the "wiring and plumbing" in place, David MacNaughton said the three countries can work out the final few sticking points and reach a deal bef......

CETA and procurement: opening an open market?
February 07, 2018
Although CETA will not bring great changes to procurement in Canada, it will increase European firms’ confidence in investing here. To read full a......

$1.25 million paid out in Lac-Megantic tragedy
February 07, 2018
MONTREAL — The railway at the centre of the Lac-Megantic train explosion as well as several of its former employees settled with federal prosecutor......

TRC positions for growth in Canada
February 07, 2018
Massachusetts-based engineering, environmental consultancy and construction management firm TRC is positioning itself in readiness for a rebound in......

Canadian oil prices buckle after railway refuses to be 'swing shipper
February 06, 2018
World oil prices are recovering, but Western Canadian oil prices are falling back to depressed conditions, the result of transportation capacity so......

NAFTA deal could be reached by end of March, Canada’s ambassador to U.S. says
February 06, 2018
OTTAWA—Canada’s ambassador to the United States said Monday he believes NAFTA negotiators can reach an agreement in principle by the end of March........

Intermodal Growth Continues in Fourth Quarter
February 06, 2018
Intermodal freight volume grew a solid 5.8% in the fourth quarter and set a record of 9 million international intermodal loadings for the year, acc......

LRT handover date expected today
February 06, 2018
t's no longer a question of whether the train is coming, but how long it will take to get here... To read full article clickf here....

CARS NAFTA CONFERENCE CALL
February 05, 2018
You are invited to participate in a conference call scheduled for Monday Feb. 5th, 2018 from 1:00pm to 1:30pm (Ottawa time). The purpose of this ca......

Export Markets Will Be Important For Volume Driven Revenue In Commodities
February 05, 2018
Gervais notes it will take some time to expand Canada's presence in the member countries of the trade deal... To read full article click here....

PM Trudeau applying pressure on U.S. in NAFTA talks, says Wilbur Ross
February 05, 2018
DAVOS, Switzerland — U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Wednesday he believes Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used his speech at the World Econ......

Amtrak Train Derails After Collision In South Carolina; At Least 2 Dead
February 05, 2018
An Amtrak train appears to have been running on the wrong track when it collided with a CSX freight train in South Carolina early Sunday morning, k......

CARS Breakfast- Please check in between 8am-9am
February 02, 2018
Please be sure to check in before 9am and take your seat. See you all soon!       CN Paul Harridine -  Biography click here Transport Canada ......

CARS NAFTA CONFERENCE CALL RESCHEDULED
February 01, 2018
Dear CARS member,   NAFTA CONFERENCE CALL RESCHEDULED    You are invited to participate in a conference call scheduled ......

CBC Investigates Facility planned for GTH would burn chemically-soaked railway ties to produce electricity
February 01, 2018
The reeve of the RM of Sherwood says ratepayers are worried about the potential negative health effects of a power plant proposed for Regina's Glob......

Mississauga Looks to Province to Fund Major City Projects
February 01, 2018
As the sixth largest city in Canada, transit has become a crucial component of both short-term and long-term development. To read full article cli......

Limited promise from Trump plan, Chinese firms ‘unlikely’ to get large slice of action
February 01, 2018
Chinese companies are unlikely to play a large role in the trillion-dollar infrastructure plan announced by US President Donald Trump, but analysts......

Canadian oil exports by rail increasing
January 31, 2018
Jan. 30 (UPI) -- With Canadian crude oil production up slightly, and given infrastructure limitations, federal data show oil exports by rail at a h......

Lac-Mégantic railway bypass could happen sooner than July, Quebec transport minister says
January 31, 2018
Quebec Transport Minister André Fortin says he's confident he can reach a deal quickly with Ottawa to relocate the train tracks that run through th......

TRC Makes Big Push into Canada by Entering Oil & Gas Market and Expanding Existing Infrastructure Practice
January 31, 2018
"The time is right for us to grow our business in Canada and bring more of our unique services and solutions to clients there," said CEO Chris Vinc......

evelopers ante up to keep transit plans on track Real estate money may help unthaw frozen plans for major Metro Vancouver transit projects
January 31, 2018
Real estate developers have put up money to start and complete Metro Vancouver transit plans, which are seen as “crucial” to the local economy – an......

Canada’s railways are not self-regulated
January 31, 2018
Railways in Canada must comply with the Railway Safety Act, dozens of regulations and hundreds of safety rules as part of our country’s rail safety......

Rail associations call for NAFTA renewal
January 30, 2018
NORTH AMERICA: The Association of American Railroads, Railway Association of Canada and Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles issued a joint letter ......

CN recognized as leader for corporate environmental action Français
January 30, 2018
MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies to manage environm......

New York & Atlantic Railway Starts Sleep Apnea Program
January 30, 2018
GLENDALE, N.Y., Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- New York & Atlantic Railway (NYA) started an Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) program January 23, 2018. ......

Pasadena’s Parsons Receives Platinum Ranking in ReNew Canada’s 2018 Top 100 Infrastructure Projects
January 30, 2018
Parsons, a Pasadena-based technology-driven engineering services firm with more than 70 years of experience in the engineering, construction, techn......

RTG given more time to finalize LRT handover
January 29, 2018
Anyone hoping to find out Wednesday when Rideau Transit Group (RTG) will be ready to hand over control of light rail transit tunnels and tracks to ......

Canada, Mexico tell U.S.: Decide whether you want a NAFTA dispute settlement process
January 29, 2018
Canada and Mexico are applying pressure on the United States to decide whether it wants to be part of NAFTA's investor-state dispute mechanism, thr......

Railroad workers acquitted in Lac-Mégantic disaster trial
January 29, 2018
Forty-seven people were killed when a runaway train with 72 oil tank cars crashed in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada, on July 6, 2013. The resulting f......

CN downplays exposure risks in event of NAFTA collapse
January 26, 2018
Canadian National Railway Co.’s chief financial officer downplayed the company’s exposure in the event that NAFTA is dissolved, and said the Trump ......

Mayors’ Council reaffirms commitment to transportation plan, including Surrey LRT
January 26, 2018
Metro Vancouver mayors call on province to confirm its 40 per cent funding share ‘as soon as possible’ To read full article click here...

Trump Is Still Threatening To Pull Out Of NAFTA – Except Maybe He Can’t
January 26, 2018
WASHINGTON – For two years, first as a candidate and then as president, Donald Trump has vowed to rip up the existing trade pact with Mexico and Ca......

Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. Announces Its Acquisition of United Rail and the RMS Rail Management Services System
January 26, 2018
LAS VEGAS, NV, Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Las Vegas Railway Express, Inc. (OTCPK: XTRN), owner of the X Train brand and brand licensor, ......

CN Rail to boost spending to record $3.2B for 2018
January 25, 2018
The spending plan includes $1.6 billion for track maintenance as well as hundreds of millions for new locomotives and rail line expansions To rea......

U.S., Canada, and Mexico rail lobbying heads make their case for NAFTA renewal
January 25, 2018
A trio of rail shipper groups, each with a vested interest in the long-term future in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) penned a join......

9 U.S. transportation projects to watch in 2018
January 25, 2018
What do we have to look forward to in 2018? The debut of more large transportation projects across the United States. To read full article click ......

Ottawa commits to building railway bypass for Lac-Mégantic
January 24, 2018
The federal government has committed to building a railway bypass for Lac-Mégantic, nearly five years after a runaway train derailed and blew up in......

Garneau supportive of Via Rail’s $1.5-billion request for new trains
January 24, 2018
The Liberal government is sharpening its scrutiny of Via Rail's ambitious and costly expansion plans in the run-up to the 2018 budget. To read ful......

Bombardier contracts spur new hires
January 24, 2018
PLATTSBURGH — Bombardier’s Plattsburgh plant will create 100 new jobs as it ramps up production for orders from San Francisco, New York City, Montr......

Tracks in trenches: City takes new north LRT design to the public
January 24, 2018
Tracks for the north LRT extension could run in trenches to cross under as many as five key intersections. To read full article click here...

NAFTA's fate uncertain ahead of final round of talks in Montreal
January 23, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The NAFTA trade agreement's future hangs in the balance this week as negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico try t......

Cambridge LRT route planning includes space for GO train station
January 23, 2018
Right now, Cambridge doesn’t have an LRT line or a GO train route hitting the city. To read full article click here...

How will new MTA NYC Transit President deal with delays and data?
January 23, 2018
How's your ride? Ask commuters in New York City and you will hear all kinds of answers. To read full article click here...

Prairie grain movement not perfect, but not in crisis
January 23, 2018
CNS Canada — Canadian grain exports are moving out of the country at a similar pace as they were a year ago, but there are still some challenges al......

Mississauga Hurontario LRT Construction Update
January 22, 2018
The year 2018 is finally here, and the Hurontario LRT has started construction at various points along one of the busiest road arteries in Canada’s......

Sunlife Canada eyes P1.5B investment in gov’t infra projects
January 22, 2018
SUN Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. (SLOCPI) is willing to invest around P1.5 to P2 billion on public infrastructure projects. To read full art......

Startups, high-speed rail and California’s infrastructure future
January 22, 2018
California is home to two very different innovation worlds. To read full article click here...

Brightline Stresses Public Awareness, Safety In Wake Of Rail Deaths
January 22, 2018
Brightline officials addressed safety concerns at a press conference in Boca Raton Friday. Four people have been killed by the company’s trains, tw......

Next NAFTA round to be extended by a day, Mexico spars with U.S.
January 19, 2018
MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Talks in Montreal later this month to update the North American Free Trade Agreement will be extended by one day, of......

CP Rail weighs strategic deals to boost crude-by-rail
January 19, 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP.TO) said on Thursday it is weighing strategic deals to boost crude-by-rail shipments in 2018, after reporting four......

Surrey, B.C., group opposed to light rail plan says SkyTrain option better
January 19, 2018
A grassroots group of Surrey and Langley residents opposed to the plan for a light rail (LRT) system in Surrey says it has delivered a petition to ......

House bill would require train-stopping technology, following Washington Amtrak derailment
January 18, 2018
SEATTLE — The federal government would give $2.6 billion to railroads to install emergency train-stopping technologies, so they won’t miss a deadli......

Garneau and transportation industry 'cautiously optimistic' about NAFTA: minister
January 18, 2018
MONTREAL — Transport Minister Marc Garneau says he shares the cautious optimism of Canada's transportation industry that a deal will be reached to ......

EANS-News: Strabag to build rail tunnel in Canada
January 18, 2018
Toronto - STRABAG SE, the publicly listed European-based technology group for construction services, has had an infrastructure contract in Toronto ......

Initial estimate pegs cost of waterfront transit plan at $1.9 to $2.3 billion
January 18, 2018
An ambitious plan to improve transit along the city’s waterfront carries a price tag of $1.98 to $2.31 billion in 2017 dollars, according to a staf......

Thursday will be Day 8 of Lac-Megantic jury deliberations
January 18, 2018
SHERBROOKE, Que. — Jurors in the Lac-Megantic criminal negligence trial have completed Day 7 of their deliberations without reaching a verdict. To......

CN Rail reports steady grain shipments from Saskatchewan
January 17, 2018
CN Rail says grain shipments from Saskatchewan to ports at the West Coast and Thunder Bay were quite strong in December. To read full article clic......

STRABAG : to build rail tunnel in Canada
January 17, 2018
STRABAG SE, the publicly listed European-based technology group for construction services, has had an infrastructure contract in Toronto awarded to......

North Bay considers backing Timmins for ferrochrome smelter bid
January 17, 2018
As four northern Ontario cities work to be chosen as the site of a new ferrochrome smelter, a fifth is considering where to put its support. To re......

Toronto’s ex-transit boss Andy Byford rides subway on first day of new New York City job
January 17, 2018
Though he remained largely unrecognizable to the crush of passengers surrounding him, Andy Byford was not just another harried commuter: he is the ......

Canada, Mexico vow to fight Trump if he pulls US from NAFTA
January 16, 2018
From the campaign trail, to stump speeches across the country since his election, President Trump's made clear what he thinks of the North American......

Tanzania: Railway Envisaged As Highly Beneficial Infrastructure Tonic
January 16, 2018
THE decision by Tanzania and Rwanda to construct a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) connecting the two countries is billed to strengthen the East Afric......

LRT to West Edmonton Mall not a done deal, council hears
January 16, 2018
A light rail transit line linking downtown Edmonton to West Edmonton Mall is still up for debate, as councillors on Monday discussed the merits of ......

Lac-Mégantic trial jurors ask for dictionary, clarifications as deliberations continue
January 16, 2018
The jurors are deciding the fate of Tom Harding, Richard Labrie and Jean Demaitre, who are charged in connection with the July 2013 tragedy in whic......

Talk of delaying TransLink projects 'borders on nonsense': Surrey mayor
January 15, 2018
The mayors of Surrey and Vancouver are pushing back on any possible slowdown on the Broadway subway or Surrey light-rail transit following statemen......

iPolitics AM: Freeland makes the rounds in Vancouver ahead of foreign ministers’ confab on North Korea
January 15, 2018
While her duties as host of the much-anticipated foreign ministers’ mini-summit on “security and stability on the Korean peninsula” aren’t official......

NAFTA failure would cause transportation crisis
January 15, 2018
When the clock struck midnight on Jan. 1, Americans said goodbye to 2017 and welcomed in the new year,.. To read full article click here....

The NAFTA nightmare scenario
January 12, 2018
A seven-step guide to what will and won't happen if Trump follows through on his persistent threats and tries to unilaterally pull the U.S. out of ......

Canada will gain ‘respect’ for launching complaint over U.S. trade demands: minister
January 12, 2018
LONDON, Ont. — The Trudeau government appears to have adopted a good-cop, bad-cop strategy for saving NAFTA – coming up with some “creative” new pr......

Canadian companies struggle to plan for post-NAFTA world
January 12, 2018
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian industries that would be most acutely impacted by the death of the North American Free Trade Agreement are unable to m......

Railway corridor still on track
January 12, 2018
The dream of having a London & Port Stanley railway corridor hasn’t been dashed. To read full article click here...

Canadian rail firms facing ‘serious but manageable’ risk in NAFTA re-jig
January 11, 2018
Analysts agree that a repeal of NAFTA could potentially weigh on the valuations of Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway, even as ......

Talk of delaying TransLink projects 'borders on nonsense': Linda Hepner
January 11, 2018
The mayors of Surrey and Vancouver are pushing back on any possible slowdown on the Broadway subway or Surrey light-rail transit following statemen......

NF Railway introduces new technology to tackle fog
January 11, 2018
Guwahati, January 11 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced a new GPS-based system in all locomotives for auto warning to train......

Evidence against Lac-Mégantic accused 'weak,' judge said out of jury's hearing
January 11, 2018
A Quebec Superior Court judge rejected a defence motion last December to acquit two of the men indicted for their roles in the Lac-Mégantic rail di......

NAFTA uncertainty presents risk for Canadian railways, say analysts
January 09, 2018
An almost immediate 10 per cent drop in values in the aftermath of the Brexit vote in the UK could be a guidepost for Canada's industrial and trans......

Baffinland railway may be “dead,” Pond Inlet group declares
January 09, 2018
The controversial 110-kilometre railway that Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. wants to build between the Mary River iron mine and its port at Milne Inle......

A Galway TD claims the Government is reneging on its commitments to the Western Rail Corridor.
January 09, 2018
Deputy Eamon O’ Cuiv says the programme for Government included a pledge to examine the viability of the line between Athenry and Claremorris. To ......

Trade groups urge Congress to advance federal infrastructure plan
January 09, 2018
A group of more than 150 national trade organizations last week urged Congress to advance an infrastructure investment package. To read full artic......

NAFTA uncertainty presents risk for Canadian railways, says analysts
January 08, 2018
MONTREAL — The potential dismantling of the North American Free Trade Agreement poses the biggest risk to Canada's railways not benefiting this yea......

Rail shipments of Canadian oil to U.S. seen rising over 60%
January 08, 2018
Canadian crude shipments to the United States by rail could rise more than 60 percent this year on demand by Gulf Coast refiners for the heavy crud......

Rail safety deserves to be a higher priority
January 08, 2018
The letter Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao sent this week to the nation’s railroad executives urging them to meet a December 2018 deadline to ......

Rail strikes: Train workers at five firms walkout in safety row
January 08, 2018
South Western Railway (SWR) will operate a contingency timetable with reduced services on all lines. To read full article click here...

Indian Railways to deploy drone cameras in all its zones to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations
January 08, 2018
West Central Railways has become the first Zonal Railway to procure “Drone” cameras in Indian Railways. Indian Railways has decided to deploy “Dron......

American railways support NAFTA
January 05, 2018
Another U.S. industry is standing up for the North American Free Trade Agreement – America’s railways. To read full article click here...

The railway ‘spaghetti’ network
January 05, 2018
The map of the rail network in Western Canada looked a lot more like spaghetti in 1975. To read full article click here...

Parsons adds Ryan to rail team
January 05, 2018
ennifer Ryan, a longtime rail project engineer and winner of Railway Age’s inaugural Women in Rail award, has joined Parsons as a Senior Project Ma......

Infrastructure bank could be ‘key’ for U.S. Canada high speed rail: study
January 04, 2018
A multibillion-dollar proposal to connect Vancouver to the U.S. northwest by “ultra high-speed” rail appears to check off most, if not all, the box......

Grain shippers in between legislation as rail service declines
January 04, 2018
The Fair Rail for Farmers Act is dead and the Transportation Modernization Act hasn’t become law To read full article click here...

NJ Transit orders $160M in vehicles from Bombardier
January 04, 2018
NJ Transit ordered 17 new locomotives from German company Bombardier for approximately $160 million, Bombardier announced Tuesday. This order is in......

The Year Ahead: Parks, pools & trails for 2018
January 03, 2018
There’s a lot in our reporters’ notebooks for 2018 — from federal rules legalizing recreational pot to the October civic elections — but, for Tri-C......

Transit was — and still is — priority for Vernile
January 03, 2018
Transit has been a major topic of the last year and will continue to be the focus as the provincial Liberals move into the new year, says Kitchener......

AFC, funds supporting mining infrastructure
January 03, 2018
With some mining companies increasingly reluctant to own outright the infrastructure that keeps their projects going, the African Finance Corporati......

CN to acquire 200 new locomotives
January 03, 2018
Canadian National Railway (CN) has agreed to purchase 200 Tier 4 and Tier 3 locomotives from GE Transportation over the next three years, the Class......

Put video recorders on trains: Garneau
January 02, 2018
OTTAWA — A deadly derailment on the west coast of the United States this month underlines the need to have voice and video recorders in trains to i......

Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in Peterborough-Toronto freight rail analysis Fr
January 02, 2018
Modern and efficient transportation routes are crucial to encouraging and supporting economic activity, facilitating trade, and creating good payin......

Transit will be front and centre in council chambers and on campaign trail in 2018
January 02, 2018
Mayor Tory is fond of saying that he is “committed to getting Toronto moving” and with a municipal election scheduled for October that rhetoric is ......

Canada crude-by-rail exports to U.S. rise to six-month high
January 02, 2018
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canadian crude-by-rail exports to the United States climbed to a six-month high of 137,000 barrels per day in October,......

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