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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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