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CARS/CP Annual Meeting Calgary
April 27, 2017
Due to an overwhelming initial response CARS is pleased to announce that CP will address our suppliers. Where: Deerfoot Inn and Casino 1000, 11500 ......

CN training center named after Mongeau
April 27, 2017
CN has renamed its national employee training center in Winnipeg after former President and CEO Claude Mongeau To read full article click here...

Trump assures PM: No NAFTA withdrawal for now
April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump swore off plans to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday, after a day rife with spec......

Trump Is Said to Abandon Contentious Border Tax on Imports
April 27, 2017
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has dropped any support for a so-called border adjustment tax on imports, according to two people who have be......

High-speed trains between Toronto and Windsor subject of new report
April 27, 2017
A report that could set out a plan to build high-speed rail between Toronto and Windsor is expected to be presented at Queen's Park in the coming w......

Government of Canada launches Rail Safety Week and, announces investments in Rail Safety
April 26, 2017
Today, The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, launched Rail Safety Week and announced 131 new projects and initiatives that will keep ......

Buy American Executive Order Means Renewed Obligations for Government Contractors
April 26, 2017
On April 18, President Trump signed the “Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American” (the Order), which declares the Executive ......

U.S. imposes duty of up to 24 per cent on Canadian lumber; Ottawa vows to fight
April 26, 2017
WASHINGTON—The United States has fired the opening shot in a latest softwood-lumber war against Canada, with the Trump administration announcing it......

CN posts 'solid' Q1 results, increases outlook for 2017
April 26, 2017
CN raised its outlook for the year after reporting "solid" first-quarter results that included increases in revenue, earnings and volumes, the Clas......

NYCT preps for Brooklyn station overhaul
April 26, 2017
MTA New York City Transit (NYCT) later this week will close the Bay Ridge Avenue R Line train station in Brooklyn in preparation for a modernizatio......

Pennsylvania panel OKs 34 freight-rail projects for funding
April 26, 2017
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday announced the State Transportation Commission's approval for new freight-rail projects that will received a co......

Virtual reality tool teaches Canadians about dangers of taking on trains - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/virtual-reality-tool-teaches-canadians-about-dangers-of-taking-on-trains-1.16733753#sthash.OWCcZcd1.dpuf
April 25, 2017
MONTREAL — Rail safety advocates are using virtual reality to highlight just how dangerous it can be to cross or trespass near train tracks. - To ......

Government of Canada launches Rail Safety Week and, announces investments in Rail Safety
April 25, 2017
MONTREAL, April 24, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - With over 44,000 kilometres of track across the country, and approximately 14,000 public and 9,000 private ......

Seven countries sign China-Europe rail freight agreement
April 25, 2017
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) says that itself and railway authorities from Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Poland and Russia have signed......

Metra, Union Pacific break ground on UP West Line track project
April 25, 2017
Metra and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) joined state, county and local officials and members of the community in Maywood, Ill. to break ground on a $......

CTA to renovate historic Quincy Station, add accessibility and modernize
April 25, 2017
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. announced the beginning of a major project to renovate the h......

California High-Speed Rail Authority announces executive transition
April 25, 2017
After five years of service for the California High-Speed Rail Authority Chief Executive Officer Jeff Morales announced that he will step down from......

Let's get going on NAFTA renegotiation, says Marc Garneau
April 24, 2017
The chair of the cabinet committee on Canada/U.S. relations says the sooner things get going on renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreeme......

Media Advisory - Transport Minister Marc Garneau to attend launch of new virtual-reality rail-safety campaign at Montreal's Central Station
April 24, 2017
WHEN: Monday, April 24th, 2017, 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.WHERE: Central Station, Montreal, Que. To read full article click here...

CBC Investigates Sask. government agreed to transfer 300 acres of GTH land to CP for no cost
April 24, 2017
A confidential document obtained by CBC's iTeam says the Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways agreed to provide Canadian Pacific Railway 300 acres of ......

Knocked off balance by Trump, Canada prepares for ‘all eventualities’ on trade
April 24, 2017
The Canadian government is preparing for “all eventualities” in the wake of tough talk on trade from U.S. President Donald Trump last week, says th......

Reminder to Register for CARS Member Workshop May 5th-Toronto
April 21, 2017
CARS is happy to invite you to a Members Workshop featuring speakers from CAI, PNC and ECE GlobalWhere: Novotel Toronto Centre | 45 The Esplanade |......

The Emptiness of Trump’s “Buy American” Executive Order
April 21, 2017
President Trump has unveiled a new executive order, titled “Buy American and Hire American,” but in the modern economy that’s almost impossible to ......

No more Mr. Nice Trump: president goes after Canada on wood, dairy, lumber
April 21, 2017
WASHINGTON — Ever since Donald Trump was elected last fall, Canada’s government has been clinging to a strategy of low-drama, under-the-radar conve......

CSX posts revenue, earnings growth in Q1
April 21, 2017
CSX Corp. announced first-quarter net income rose 2 percent to $362 million, or 39 cents per share, from $356 million, or 37 cents per share, in th......

Improvement seen on CP Q1 results
April 21, 2017
Canadian Pacific Railway announced revenues of $1.19 billion (C$1.6 billion) for the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 1% from the year-ago qua......

What does Donald Trump's 'Buy American' policy mean for steel industry?
April 20, 2017
For anyone trying to figure out what President Donald Trump's "Buy American" policy means for the domestic steel industry, take a ticket and line u......

Canadian cities should sell hydro wires to pay for transit lines, C.D. Howe says
April 20, 2017
TORONTO—A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute recommends cities across Canada take a serious look at selling off one set of infrastructure asse......

Canadian Pacific CEO vows to smooth "ruffled feathers" with new labour contracts
April 20, 2017
CALGARY – A new labour deal covering 600 administrative and intermodal employees in Canada announced Wednesday represents success at smoothing “ruf......

NARP honors lawmakers for efforts to boost U.S.-Canada rail travel
April 20, 2017
The National Association of Rail Passengers (NARP) has presented its Golden Spike award to U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and U.S. Reps. Elise Ste......

Trump companies don't always follow his 'buy American, hire American' pledge
April 19, 2017
President Donald Trump promoted his "buy American, hire American" policy again Tuesday — but his family's companies haven't always followed that pl......

MBTA OKs $2 billion operating budget for FY2018
April 19, 2017
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's (MBTA) Fiscal and Management Control Board late last week approved the agency's nearly $2 billion ......

Union Pacific to spend $79 million on Louisiana infrastructure
April 19, 2017
Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $79 million infrastructure investment in Louisiana this year. To read full a......

APTA fighting proposed transit budget cuts
April 19, 2017
The American Public Transportation Association is taking the fight to Capitol Hill to oppose President Trump’s budget proposal to cut major public ......

Trudeau sends more ministers to U.S. amid NAFTA and border tax worries
April 18, 2017
Three more ministers from Justin Trudeau's cabinet will be in the United States this week, as the federal government continues to lobby American le......

Trump to crack down on exemptions to ‘Buy American’ policies
April 18, 2017
WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order on Tuesday that will crack down on exemptions to federal “Buy American” po......

Trump to target skilled foreign workers with ‘buy American, hire American’ executive order
April 18, 2017
US President Donald Trump plans to sign a “buy American, hire American” executive order, directing federal agencies on Tuesday to reform the way th......

French take first steps to open passenger rail market
April 18, 2017
REGIONS of France, an association of regional authorities, held its first hearings on April 6 to gauge the potential for the introduction of compet......

Bombardier and Siemens are in talks for the proposed merger deal
April 18, 2017
According to latest reports, Train-makers Bombardier and Siemens are discussing a merger deal of their businesses. To read full article click here...

NRC's annual auction tops $58,000 raised for safety education
April 18, 2017
The National Railroad Construction & Maintenance Association's (NRC) 14th annual auction held April 6 raised $58,403 for safety education and train......

Expanded rail capacity for Port of Everett
April 18, 2017
The Port of Everett, Wash., has begun construction on a new rail siding to handle the movement of international cargo. To read full article click ......

Yedlin: No cause for Canada to panic over future trade with U.S.
April 13, 2017
TORONTO – Laura Dawson delivered two important messages to delegates attending the annual investment symposium hosted by the Canadian Association o......

Canada presses U.S. over Buy America steel plan: sources
April 13, 2017
Canada’s government, under pressure from domestic steel firms, is expressing concern to U.S. officials about a proposed Buy America policy that cou......

It’s time for Canadian industry to knock on U.S. doors: Canada Institute director
April 13, 2017
While Donald Trump may not have Canada directly in his trade-negotiation crosshairs, long-time economic and trade analyst Laura Dawson says that as......

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel to visit Canada
April 13, 2017
OTTAWA, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today announced that Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy ......

Fire causes $1M in damage at Hudson Bay Rail yard in The Pas
April 13, 2017
Arson is being blamed as the cause of a rail yard fire that led to $1 million in damage earlier this week. To read full article click here...

Keith Holt: From Amtrak to WSP | PB
April 13, 2017
Veteran railroad signal engineer Keith Holt has left Amtrak, where he was Deputy Chief Engineer, Communications and Signals, to become Director of ......

Wynne declares a win after New York drops Buy American policy
April 12, 2017
TORONTO, Ontario—Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne was “pleased” that New York has dropped proposed Buy American provisions from its state budget, but......

Rona Ambrose calls meeting with Donald Trump point man on NAFTA ‘reassuring’
April 12, 2017
Canada’s Opposition leader says she’s feeling a bit reassured after meeting U.S. President Donald Trump’s point man on trade and wants to take that......

New container terminal to increase train traffic from Canada
April 12, 2017
Duluth's new container terminal could mean an extra 30 trains per day crossing from Canada into Minnesota, according to the International Falls Jou......

Georgia, Virginia ports get OK for container gateway co-op
April 12, 2017
The Federal Maritime Commission has approved an agreement allowing the Georgia Ports Authority and the Virginia Port Authority to cooperate as an E......

CARS Workshop Registration
April 11, 2017
Reminder to register for CARS’ Workshop featuring speakers from CAI, PNC and ECE Global Where: Novotel Toronto Centre | 45 The Esplanade | Toront......

New internal trade deal expected to add billions to Canadian economy
April 11, 2017
TORONTO—A new internal-trade deal that will remove domestic trade barriers is expected to add billions of dollars to the economy, but an agreement ......

Operators from five countries interested in California high speed rail contract
April 11, 2017
USA: California High-Speed Rail Authority has received five responses to its request for qualifications for the contract to provide early train ope......

Corpus Christi port scrubs container terminal plans
April 11, 2017
The Port of Corpus Christi has cancelled plans to build a new container terminal that would have included on-dock rail service. To read full artic......

CARS Member Workshop May 5th-Reminder
April 10, 2017
Reminder to register for CARS’ Workshop featuring speakers from CAI, PNC and ECE Global Where: Novotel Toronto Centre | 45 The Esplanade | Toront......

First of the Ion trains wows thousands
April 10, 2017
WATERLOO REGION — The light rail train known as 501B had the starring role Saturday as thousands of curious residents waited in line for a close lo......

Research project aims to automate train driver functions
April 10, 2017
FRANCE: The Safe Autonomous Land Transport project to test the use of technology to automate train drivers’ observation functions has been launched......

Kan nominated for DOT post
April 10, 2017
President Trump on April 7 nominated Derek Kan as Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy at the U.S. DOT. To read full article click here...

Five qualify for California HSR operator tender
April 10, 2017
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has qualified five groups from Europe and Asia to bid for its “early train operator” tender. To read full......

VIA Rail Corridor business case ready for rail-friendly infrastructure bank
April 07, 2017
Prospects for VIA Rail’s dedicated central Canada corridor appear to be on the move as the publicly owned passenger train operator submits its busi......

CN recognizes 32 customers for sustainability leadership under CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program
April 07, 2017
MONTREAL, April 6, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) today recognized 32 of its customers for their sustainability practices that are aligned ......

CTA to expand digital advertising display network
April 07, 2017
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) has partnered with a media company to add 130 more digital advertising displays across its rail system over the......

AAR: U.S. roads reached a few traffic highs in March, first quarter
April 07, 2017
U.S. railroads posted healthy traffic gains in March, according to Association of American Railroads (AAR) data released yesterday To read full ar......

CARS Member Workshop May 5th Toronto
April 06, 2017
CARS is happy to invite you to a Members Workshop featuring speakers from CAI, PNC and ECE GlobalWhere: Novotel Toronto Centre | 45 The Esplanade ......

Canada and Mexico pitching united front ahead of crucial NAFTA talks
April 06, 2017
WASHINGTON -- It appears Canada and Mexico have averted a fight among amigos ahead of crucial talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Ag......

Prototype Kitchener-Waterloo LRV on site
April 06, 2017
The first Bombardier Flexity Freedom LRV for the new Kitchener-Waterloo LRT line arrived Feb. 22, 2017, after a long journey by rail from the carbu......

Calgary, Edmonton adopt low-floor approach
April 06, 2017
The two pioneering Canadian LRT cities, Calgary and Edmonton, located in the western province of Alberta, are both planning a major shift in their ......

CARS Member Workshop May 5th
April 05, 2017
CARS is happy to invite you to a Members Workshop featuring speakers from CAI, PNC and ECE Global To read more click here...

Ontario scraps gas plant, will build battery to power new light rail project
April 05, 2017
TORONTO—Facing fierce community opposition, the Ontario government has shelved a planned natural gas power plant designed to provide back-up power ......

Canada posted a surprise trade deficit for February
April 05, 2017
OTTAWA—Canada posted a trade deficit for February, defying the expectations of economists who had predicted a surplus. To read full article click ......

Loco ‘designed, engineered and manufactured in Africa’ unveiled
April 05, 2017
SOUTH AFRICA: What national freight group Transnet says is the ‘first locomotive to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Africa’ was unveile......

MTA OKs $492 million contract for Canarsie Tunnel repairs
April 05, 2017
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) board yesterday approved a contract that will shorten the repair time for the Hurricane Sandy-dam......

Regional of the Year: Conrail; Short Line of the Year: North Shore Railroad
April 05, 2017
On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the morning general session during the ASLRRA Connections Convention, Railway Age will present its 2017 Short Line a......

Feds announce final funding for LRT to reach Trim, airport
April 04, 2017
The federal government will fund LRT Phase 2 all the way to Trim Road and the airport, Orléans MP Andrew Leslie said at a budget breakfast presenta......

MBTA to invest $911 million to improve South Shore Red Line stations, cars and infrastructure
April 04, 2017
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will discuss major improvements and renovations at stations and garages on the South Shore at......

British Columbia matches CA$2.2B federal investment for transit funding
April 04, 2017
British Columbia will match the Canadian governments CA$2.2 billion (US$1.6 billion) in transit funding for projects in the Metro Vancouver area. ......

Kenya allocates more funds to standard-gauge project
April 04, 2017
THE Kenyan government has announced more than $US 730m in new funding for the first and second phases of the 592km Mombasa - Nairobi - Naivasha Sta......

First Vectron locomotives delivered to TX Logistik
April 04, 2017
SIEMENS has delivered the first two of 10 new Vectron multi-system locomotives to Alpha Trains which are being leased to TX Logistik, Germany, to t......

ACI sides with railroads against reregulation: Report
April 04, 2017
The American Consumer Institute (ACI), a 501c(3) non-profit educational organization with no direct ties to the U.S. freight railroad industry, is ......

STB proposes rules for rail rate cases
April 04, 2017
The Surface Transportation Board (STB) late last week proposed rule changes to "help improve and expedite" cases involving litigation over rail rat......

Canada commits to funding GO regional rail
April 03, 2017
The government of Canada will provide C$1.8 billion (US$1.35 billion) to the GO Transit Regional Express rail (GO RER) project in the Greater Golde......

Quebec pledges funds for new light-rail system in Montreal
April 03, 2017
The Quebec government has committed to providing 1.28 billion Canadian dollars toward a proposed 41-mile light-rail system in Montreal. To read fu......

UK railway news round-up
April 03, 2017
The Office of Rail & Road issued a formal notice on March 27 confirming its intention to carry out a periodic review of all track and station acces......

Safety train on tour
April 03, 2017
USA: Norfolk Southern’s safety train has begun a 23-city tour to provide free emergency response training to first responders including fire and la......

Progressive Railroading names 2017 Rising Stars Award honorees
April 03, 2017
Today, Progressive Railroading announces the 20 people chosen for recognition as the 2017 "Rising Stars" of the North American railroad industry T......

CBC Investigates New CP Rail CEO tackles rift with railroaders after years of cuts
March 31, 2017
Canadian Pacific Railway's new CEO says his top priority is to expand business in both Canada and the U.S. but he acknowledges he faces deep employ......

Chao: Regulations, not funding, stalling infrastructure
March 31, 2017
Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao says the Trump Administration's forthcoming infrastructure proposal will cover more than infrastructure, an......

SEPTA sets 'Rebuild' FY2018 budget
March 31, 2017
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) will advance initiatives to renew critical infrastructure, replace aging portions of its......

Twin Ports Look To Be More Competitive With New Rail Partnership
March 30, 2017
Members of a new cargo partnership in the Twin Ports say their deal with a railroad company will make them more competitive and provide businesses ......

Montreal LRT is first test for Ottawa’s private sector infrastructure plans
March 30, 2017
A massive new light-rail project in Montreal is shaping up as Ottawa’s first test of its plan to raise billions from private investors, but Quebec ......

Railway supply industry responds to Article 50 notification
March 30, 2017
UK: Responding to the UK’s formal notification on March 29 of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, the Railway Industry Association w......

AAR: Freight railroads tightly connected to international trade
March 30, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today released an assessment of the impact international trade has on the freight railroad industry, fi......

APTA calls for full project funding of "vital" transit
March 30, 2017
The American Public Transportation Association called on the Trump Administration to fully fund the FAST Act for fiscal 2017 and 2018, and said pub......

Quebec budget 2017: Trains, cash for education, tax cuts for austerity-weary Quebecers
March 29, 2017
Small tax cuts and bigger-than-expected increases for health and education will drive Quebec government spending in 2017... To read full article c......

Ottawa hires Metrolinx CEO to advise on Canada Infrastructure Bank
March 29, 2017
Bruce McCuaig is leaving Metrolinx after more than six years as president and CEO to serve as executive adviser to the federal government as it pre......

US Freight Rail Traffic in the Green, Canada and Mexico Follow
March 29, 2017
Every week, the AAR (Association of American Railroads) publishes North American freight rail data for the previous week. The latest figures are fo......

Trump should move infrastructure ahead, says NS AVP
March 29, 2017
The Trump administration should make infrastructure investment a priority, a Class I railroad executive told a U.S. port conference... To read ful......

Brandt Group acquires green energy equipment factory in Saskatoon
March 28, 2017
Brandt Group has partnered with industrial liquidator Prestige Equipment and financial services firm Hilco Global, to buy the former Mitsubishi Hit......

Budget investment in clean innovation a smart bet on Canada’s future
March 28, 2017
If we want Canada to punch above its weight in producing the revolutionary clean technologies that shape the next century, this budget puts our mon......

Finance Minister Morneau heading south to tout importance of Canada-U.S. trade
March 28, 2017
CALGARY—Canada’s finance minister says he intends to head south of the border next week to reinforce the importance of Canada-U.S. trade... To rea......

Hamilton LRT meeting brings dozens of speakers and tough decisions
March 28, 2017
Hamilton city councillors will make a host of light rail transit (LRT) decisions Tuesday, including whether to ask for a stop at Bay Street and who......

CN – Canadian National Railway Company: MAR 27, 2017CN, Duluth Cargo Connect to establish first intermodal container terminal in Twin Ports
March 28, 2017
DULUTH, MN, March 27, 2017/CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) and Duluth Cargo Connect today announced a new alliance establishing the first rail-ser......

Construction officially starts on new York Region GO station
March 28, 2017
Ontario is making it easier for commuters and families to get around York Region and the Greater Toronto Area with the construction of a new GO sta......

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will not revisit decision to kill transit tax credit
March 27, 2017
Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was elected after promising to spend billions on transit infrastructure... To read full article click here....

What Kevin Brady thinks of Trump's trade agenda
March 27, 2017
House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady was still cutting his political teeth in the Texas legislature in 1993 when Congress nearly tore itself a......

Canada 2017 federal budget commits to transit funding
March 27, 2017
Canada's federal 2017 budget was released March 22 in a move the government called "the next step in the government's long-term plan to create jobs......

IO, Metrolinx issue RFQ for Lakeshore East project
March 27, 2017
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Lakeshore East - East Corridor Expansion project........

World rail freight news round-up
March 27, 2017
Russian Railways expects to launch an electronic trading platform for freight services during April. According to RZD President Oleg Belozerov, thi......

Canadian steelmakers uneasy with ‘Buy American’
March 24, 2017
Maintaining strong trade relations with the United States is crucial for the Canadian steel industry to be able to compete at an international leve......

Federal budget puts Edmonton LRT plans on track, infrastructure minister says
March 24, 2017
Edmonton should receive enough money under the new federal budget to build the west LRT line and do other work, federal Infrastructure Minister Ama......

Export Development Canada Sets up New and First Financing Branch in Singapore, Forecasting Billions in New Loans for Asia, ASEAN and Oceania Companies
March 24, 2017
Export Development Canada (EDC), Canada’s dynamic export credit agency, today announced its new and first global branch outside of Canada, in Singa......

IO and Metrolinx seek parties for Lakeshore East-East Corridor Expansion
March 24, 2017
Canada's Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Metrolinx have issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) inviting interested parties to build and finance ......

Emergency Response Assistance Canada and CP Conduct Largest Live Product, Rail Emergency Team Training Exercise
March 24, 2017
COQUITLAM, BC, March 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC) and Canadian Pacific (CP) conducted a rail emergency exercise tod......

Highlights from the 2017 federal budget
March 23, 2017
OTTAWA—Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau:.. To read full article click here....

NAFTA changes could jeopardize $3.5 million in daily trade volume
March 23, 2017
NAFTA changes could jeopardize $3.5 million in daily trade volume... To read full article click here....

New Podcast Provides Insight into Grain Transportation - Ready for Download
March 23, 2017
WINNIPEG, March 22, 2017 /CNW/ - CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI) this week launched "Grain Insight", a radio podcast that provides producers, communities......

Calgary to order more Mask LRVs from Siemens
March 23, 2017
CALGARY Council’s priorities and finance committee voted on March 21 to acquire six additional S200 LRVs for the city’s CTrain light rail network. ......

Canada sends ‘Buy American’ letter to U.S., hints at ‘vis-a-vis’ trade obligations
March 22, 2017
The letter from Canada's Ambassador to the U.S. says that imposing local content requirements on private companies is "unprecedented" and "it drive......

Expansion at Prince Rupert, B.C. port aims to boost crop exports
March 22, 2017
Ray-Mont Logistics is building a container loading operation near Prince Rupert, to facilitate overseas shipping of Canadian crops; the port's cont......

Full Service Railway Contractor Expands Online Presence
March 22, 2017
Remcan Projects LP, a full service contractor for the railway industry, today announced the launch of a new website to better demonstrate their ser......

Shortline prospecting
March 22, 2017
Shortline railway companies are creating new opportunities for farm commodities, and for farmers too... To read full article click here....

Trump budget proposes cuts to urban transport grants
March 22, 2017
USA: In a blueprint for its proposed Financial Year 2018 budget, the Trump administration is planning to cut funding for the Department of Transpor......

European big data research initiative gets underway
March 22, 2017
THE European Union’s (EU) Transforming Transport big data research project, which was launched in January and runs through to June 30 2019, is prep......

Ontario to push for Canadian exemption to New York state Buy American policy
March 21, 2017
TORONTO - Two Ontario cabinet ministers are heading to New York state to urge legislators to exempt Canada from a Buy American policy it plans to i......

Trump says he wants to shift focus to NAFTA, tax cuts
March 21, 2017
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signalled his desire to shift his focus to renegotiating trade deals like NAFTA, after a bumpy patch ......

Bombardier ready to ship second LRT vehicle to Waterloo Region
March 21, 2017
Bombardier says they are on track to deliver the light rail vehicles for Waterloo Region’s ION. To read full article click here...

G20 drops anti-protectionist pledge as top economies yield to U.S. pressure
March 21, 2017
Facing pressure from the Trump administration, finance ministers from the world's top trading nations have softened their stance against border tar......

House railroad subcommittee hearing to focus on emerging technology
March 21, 2017
The House Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee tomorrow will host a roundtable discussion on the impact of emerging railroad t......

Canadian Pacific, intermodal union in pact
March 21, 2017
Canadian Pacific and the United Steelworkers Local 1976 reached a tentative five-year labor agreement covering approximately 600 administrative sup......

With CETA, Canada and the EU face protectionism as strategic partners
March 20, 2017
This year, Canada and the European Union celebrate over 40 years of relations. We are united by a deep friendship, a common history and culture, co......

Lower Mainland mayors talk transit funds as federal budget nears
March 20, 2017
Lower Mainland mayors are hopeful as they wait for the announcement in Wednesday’s federal budget that they believe will be the domino that sets of......

Canadian Manufacturing Sales up for Third Month in a Row, adding to Promising Data
March 20, 2017
OTTAWA — Canadian manufacturing sales in January were better than expected, the latest in a series of promising reports for the economy. To read f......

East and west, connected by rail
March 20, 2017
University of Toronto historian Bob Bothwell calls construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) from Ontario to the Pacific Ocean from 1881 t......

Trelleborg has opened a polyurethane manufacturing factory at Retford in the UK.
March 20, 2017
Trimble and video system suppler Railhead Corp have announced a partnership to integrate real-time remote monitoring, diagnostics and on-board vide......

Istanbul – Dhaka – Yangon corridor plan to improve South Asia rail connectivity
March 20, 2017
ASIA: Officials and policy makers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey attend......

U.S. presence ‘welcome’ at TPP talks despite Trump withdrawing from trade deal: Canadian minister
March 17, 2017
OTTAWA — Canada’s trade minister pitched a “progressive” approach at a meeting Wednesday with his counterparts from the other Trans-Pacific Partner......

Ahead of federal budget, Morneau says world should follow Canada’s tax-the-rich plan
March 17, 2017
Finance Minister Bill Morneau is telling his G20 colleagues that taxing the rich is good economics, just days before he releases a second budget th......

Trump budget ends funding of Amtrak long-distance trains, TIGER grants
March 17, 2017
President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget blueprint would cut the U.S. Department of Transportation's budget by $2.4 billion, or 13 percent,......

Custom wagons delivered and new CP tracks completed
March 17, 2017
CANADA: The first 177 of 531 wagons being custom-built by National Steel Car for K+S Potash Canada have been delivered to the Legacy Project mine s......

CARS Annual General Meeting 2017
March 16, 2017
The Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Association of Railway Suppliers will be held in Montreal, on June 6th, 2017 beginning at 4:30pm at HOTE......

Rail supplier news from Wabtec, NRE, HNTB and Cando Rail
March 16, 2017
Wabtec Corp has acquired Aero Transportation Products (ATP), a manufacturer of engineered freight-car components. ATP, which has annual sales of ab......

Rail freight traffic—including coal—registers another gain
March 16, 2017
The Association of American Railroads (AAR), in reporting U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 11, 2017, noted that total U.S. weekly rail t......

Trump’s trade pick urged by U.S. Senate to get tough with Canada
March 15, 2017
WASHINGTON—In a possible preview of upcoming NAFTA negotiations, U.S. lawmakers Tuesday urged a get-tough approach with Canada in several areas, in......

Dittmann, Hincke appointed to Canada's transportation safety panel
March 15, 2017
Canada's government yesterday announced two appointments to its Transportation Safety Board (TSB). To read full article click here...

Deadline Friday for feedback on route of proposed LRT extension
March 15, 2017
If you want your thoughts on where the Ion light rail transit system should go when it extends into Cambridge to be part of the public record, you’......

NRE lands ConnDOT locomotive contract
March 15, 2017
The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) on March 6 awarded NRE a five-year contract to overhaul six EMD GP40-2H locomotives that are......

APTA makes case for including transit in Trump's infrastructure plan
March 15, 2017
Including public transit in President Donald Trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan would help create and sustain millions of U.S. jobs, the Ameri......

World prepares to move on without U.S. on trade
March 14, 2017
VINA DEL MAR, Chile — Here’s what happens when the U.S. pulls out of a major trade deal: New Zealand seizes the opportunity to send more of its mil......

Airline-inspired train seat launched
March 14, 2017
SEATS: Transcal has launched its Aerolite train seat, which is intended to be ‘lighter, slimmer and more comfortable’ than other options. The manuf......

Caltrain electrification proponents lobby Capitol Hill
March 14, 2017
Companies whose employees depend on Caltrain to get to and from work in the Bay Area joined agency representatives in Washington, D.C., this past w......

Watco debuts new Jaxport railroad
March 14, 2017
The Jacksonville Port Terminal Railroad (JXPT) officially began services on March 8. To read full article click here...

Canada-China trade must help 'workers': envoy
March 13, 2017
OTTAWA — Canada's Beijing-bound ambassador says the government will have to sell any possible Canada-China free trade to Canadian workers in order ......

Thales nets Dubai CBTC contract
March 13, 2017
DUBAI's Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and Alstom, leader of the Expolink consortium, has awarded Thales a contract to provide systems for the ......

CP Offers Biggest Potential Rail Return Even After Harrison Exit
March 13, 2017
During Hunter Harrison’s four-year reign at Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd., shareholders about doubled their money. Even after his exit, Wall Street......

Oil pipeline bottlenecks expected as early as this year as Canadian output beats estimates, warns Morgan Stanley
March 13, 2017
CALGARY – Canadian pipelines will fill up earlier than expected and, according to a new report, lead to a surge in oil-by-rail shipments as early a......

Wagons equipped with energy-harvesting smart sensors
March 13, 2017
EUROPE: Leasing company VTG is equipping its entire European wagon fleet with Nexiot zero-maintenance smart sensors which can send data to a contro......

Transwaggon gets Savvy telematics
March 13, 2017
EUROPE: Leasing company Transwaggon and ScandFibre Logistics have awarded Swiss firm Savvy Telematic Systems a five-year contract to supply and sup......

Moorman: Amtrak committed to reviving Gulf Coast service
March 13, 2017
Amtrak President and Chief Executive Officer Wick Moorman has pledged support for restoring service from New Orleans to Orlando, Fla., along the Gu......

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
March 10, 2017
Cando Rail Services is recognized for excellence in business performance as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies To read full article click here...

Province to review commuter rail options for Victoria area
March 10, 2017
The province is taking a closer look at options to bring commuter rail service back in the Victoria area, but Transportation Minister Todd Stone ha......

CSX, Schneider seal new intermodal agreement
March 10, 2017
                CSX and Schneider have reached a new multiyear agreement in which the Class I will continue to serve as one of Schneider's primary......

Siemens turns out first WSDOT Charger
March 10, 2017
Siemens has rolled out the first production SC-44 Charger locomotive from its Sacramento facility, part of an eight-unit order for the Washington S......

Metra seeks bids for UP North Line bridge replacement project
March 10, 2017
Metra is soliciting bids for the next phase of its multi-year Union Pacific North bridge replacement project, the commuter railroad announced on Tu......

One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies
March 09, 2017
Cando Rail Services is recognized for excellence in business performance as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies To read full article click here...

Ottawa council approves second phase of light-rail transit plan
March 09, 2017
The $3.6-billion second phase of Ottawa’s light rail transit is moving full steam ahead. To read full article click here...

Canada, China Moving Closer to Potential Trade Talks
March 09, 2017
Efforts to lay the groundwork for possible negotiations on a bilateral Canada-China trade deal continue underway, with Canadian officials launching......

Rail supplier news from CH2M, Bombardier, LAN, AllTranstek and SIFER (March 8)
March 09, 2017
                Valley Metro Rail tapped Hill International and CH2M to serve as program and construction management consultants on the agency's f......

Tierney to succeed Batory at Conrail
March 09, 2017
Conrail’s Board of Directors has named Timothy Tierney President and Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1. Tierney succeeds Ronald Batory, wh......

Canada posts third-straight monthly trade surplus
March 08, 2017
OTTAWA – The country kicked off the year with a third-straight monthly trade surplus — the first time that has happened since 2014 — due in large p......

CSX board restructured as Harrison takes charge
March 08, 2017
USA: Former Canadian Pacific Chief Executive E Hunter Harrison was confirmed as the new Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corp on March 6. He succeeds......

Metra seeks bids for Chicago bridge project
March 08, 2017
Chicago’s Metra transit agency is seeking bids for the next phase of the multi-year Union Pacific North bridge project, which will replace 100-year......

Record turnout for Railroad Day in Washington
March 08, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A record number of railroaders, suppliers, and customers on March 2 converged on the Capitol for the annual lobbying event known......

TTC denies report Andy Byford is leaving for Australia job
March 07, 2017
TORONTO - Andy Byford isn’t leaving Toronto to head Down Under To read full article click here...

NAFTA in play: What’s at stake for Canada-U.S. trade
March 07, 2017
With the future of the North American free-trade agreement up in the air, Ottawa is scrambling to ensure that trade with the United States is not s......

Engineering NEC HSR safety
March 07, 2017
During late 2015, Amtrak conducted Vehicle Track Interaction (VTI) testing over a number of selected test sites in New England and New Jersey. This......

CSX agrees to hire Hunter Harrison as CEO
March 07, 2017
CSX will have a new CEO as of May 31. To read full article click here...

CN cited for corporate social responsibility
March 06, 2017
The Alberta Chamber of Commerce has presented CN the Alberta Business Award of Distinction in the Indigenous Relations–Best Practices category To ......

U.S. Homeland Security secretary to visit Ottawa Friday: Garneau Transport minister told CBC’s The House John F. Kelly to meet with cabinet ministers, have one-on-one talks
March 06, 2017
The United States Secretary of Homeland Security will visit Canada’s capital this coming Friday and meet with cabinet ministers, Transportation Min......

Government supports project that could make CO2 a viable commercial resource
March 06, 2017
Supporting clean technology will create good, middle-class jobs, improve the environmental performance of Canada's oil and gas sector and help addr......

NAFTA Under Trump
March 06, 2017
From Ross Perot’s 1992 claim that the North American Free Trade Agreement would generate a “great sucking sound” as jobs moved from the US to Mexic......

World rail freight news round-up
March 06, 2017
Finnish private operator Fennia Rail has ordered two Class 774.7F EffiShunter 1600 Co-Co diesel-electric locomotives from CZ Loko for delivery this......

MTA board OKs $7.8 million contract for cameras on Metro-North's M7 cars
March 06, 2017
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) board late last week approved a $7.8 million contract with Bombardier Transportation to install o......

Cowen and Company: “On the road” with Greenbrier
March 03, 2017
Cowen and Company’s Matt Elkott and Jason Seidl (Railway Age’s Wall Street Contributing Editor) spent a couple of days “on the road” in Portland an......

U.S. rail traffic rose 4.2 percent in February
March 03, 2017
U.S. railroads moved 2,112,479 carloads and intermodal units in February, a 4.2 percent increase from traffic totals in February 2016, the Associat......

Wabtec lands $97 million TEXRail C&S contract
March 03, 2017
Wabtec Corp. has signed a $97 million contract to provide signaling and communication services for TEXRail, a new, 27-mile, double-track Fort Worth......

For RMS, Orange EV T-Series is green
March 03, 2017
Rail Management Services LLC (RMS), one of the largest rail intermodal terminal operators in the U.S., is expanding use of electric trucks followin......

Pesa and Bombardier sign ERTMS framework
March 03, 2017
POLAND: Bombardier Transportation has signed a five-year framework agreement to supply rolling stock manufacturer Pesa Bydgoszcz with its EBI Cab 2......

New rail chief at ONTC
March 02, 2017
Ontario Northland has a new Vice President of Rail...Grant Bailey To read full article click here...

Kelly Knight Craft reported to be next U.S. ambassador to Canada, trade will be on the agenda
March 02, 2017
The next U.S. ambassador to Canada will have the North American Free Trade Agreement at the top of their priority list when making the move to Otta......

China orders Bombardier high-speed trains
March 02, 2017
CHINA Railway Corporation (CRC) has awarded a contract for the supply of 18 eight-car CRH1 A-A new generation high-speed trains to Bombardier’s Chi......

Shuster: Trump "reaffirmed" commitment to infrastructure priorities
March 02, 2017
Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement on President Donald ......

Prendergast joins STV
March 02, 2017
Thomas F. Prendergast, recently retired Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Railway Age’s 2017 Railroader of the Year......

CARS Scholarship Fund
March 01, 2017
CARS Scholarship Fund Amount: Up to $5000 distributed at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee Objective: To establish an internally manage......

AAR pens list of rail "priorities" for Trump White House
March 01, 2017
The Association of American Railroads on Tuesday outlined what it called a list of infrastructure priorities for the railroad industry in a letter ......

Deadlines extended as Caltrain seeks to save electrification programme
March 01, 2017
Caltrain hopes to take delivery of a fleet of Kiss EMUs supplied by Stadler. The Swiss company says that funding of the Caltrain upgrading programm......

Railway worker notification system receives patent
March 01, 2017
STC, Inc., says its now patented EMTRAC Rail Worker Notification is comprised of two main components, the onboard Vehicle Computer Units and the Pe......

Recent policy moves are encouraging, but Canada needs to do more to wrestle with the climate impact of its transportation sector.
February 28, 2017
Canada has a tailpipe problem. The country’s 24 million or so cars and trucks together generated 23% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2014, ......

Connecticut bond commission approves additional funds for NHHS rail program
February 28, 2017
The Connecticut State Bond Commission approved an additional $50 million in funding for the New-Haven-Hartford-Springfield (NHHS) Rail Program. To......

City has spent $101M on Green Line LRT so far, land acquisition going 'pretty smoothly'
February 28, 2017
Though construction isn’t slated to start for at least another two years and provincial funding is still uncertain, the city has already spent $101......

Berlin orders more Bombardier trams
February 28, 2017
BOMBARDIER announced on February 27 that it will supply an additional 21 Flexity trams to Berlin Transport Authority (BVG), which has triggered an ......

Caltrain nixes PTC contract with Parsons
February 28, 2017
Caltrain has terminated a positive train control (PTC) contract with Parsons Transportation Group following continued delays to deliver the project......

Georgia, Virginia ports file Gateway co-op agreement
February 28, 2017
Eyeing potential growing container traffic along the U.S. East Coast, Georgia and Virginia ports on Feb. 24 filed for permission to create an “East......

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......

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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