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Canada pushes back on U.S. trade law that lets Trump use national security to justify tariffs
September 21, 2018
Despite the eye-popping figures thrown around in the NAFTA conversation – $2 billion in daily trade, 18 million autos built each year, hundreds of ......

Freeland cites ‘tough issues’ as NAFTA talks break again with no deal
September 21, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland was expected to leave Washington late on Thursday without an agreement. There was no set plan for additi......

Most dangerous rail tank cars to be off Canadian tracks sooner with new timelines: Garneau
September 21, 2018
Most dangerous rail tank cars to be off Canadian tracks sooner with new timelines: Garneau To read full article click here...

Minister Garneau announces appointments and reappointments in the transportation sector
September 21, 2018
OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments and reappointments. ......

Beavers may have contributed to fatal train derailment in northern Manitoba: TSB
September 21, 2018
A Transportation Safety Board investigator says beavers may have contributed to the train derailment in northern Manitoba that left one railway wor......

Canada speeds up timeline for stronger rail cars
September 20, 2018
Canada’s transportation department said on Wednesday it would bring forward the deadlines for phasing out crash susceptible rail tank cars that car......

Ford’s court win sets off fresh battles in Toronto civic election
September 20, 2018
Toronto’s municipal election is set to proceed with a 25-ward map imposed by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, after a panel of appeal judges sided with t......

U.S. cedes NAFTA procurement demand — and Canada, Mexico claim credit: sources
September 20, 2018
OTTAWA — The United States has backed away from its contentious demands for lucrative procurement projects in the renegotiation of the North Americ......

With Congressional deadline looming, Freeland pushes back against calls for swift NAFTA deal
September 20, 2018
With a U.S. Congressional deadline looming, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters in Washington today that the only NAFTA timel......

NAFTA deadline looms, but Canada sets itself apart from Mexico, resists pressure for quick deal
September 19, 2018
In the “psychological warfare” that is trade negotiation, Canada faces another U.S.-imposed deadline this week to conclude high-intensity NAFTA neg......

U.S.-Canada NAFTA talks are poised to come to a head this week
September 19, 2018
U.S.-Canada trade talks are poised to come to a head this week, as negotiators bear down on their next deadline amid President Donald Trump’s threa......

Railways prepare for harvest
September 19, 2018
Canada’s national railways are ready to move farmers’ crops to market this year. To read full article click here...

Feds to spend $117M for Churchill railway sale, repairs
September 19, 2018
Crews working 7 days a week to repair line to northern Manitoba town in time for winter To read full article click here...

ELECTION QUESTIONS: What would happen if Surrey LRT was scrapped?
September 19, 2018
An SFU expert says there is ‘huge risk’ of delay, but not all in the Surrey election agree To read full article click here...

City of Vancouver envisions LRT on 41st Avenue in the distant future
September 19, 2018
For the first time ever, City of Vancouver staff are stating that they are envisioning the possibility of street-level light rail transit on 41st A......

Despite Freeland calling NAFTA talks 'productive,' private moods say otherwise
September 18, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Chrystia Freeland was not happy. To read full article click here...

Liberals to face 'louder' criticism at home over NAFTA, Conservatives vow
September 18, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is about to become the target of sharp criticism at home over his government's handling of NAFTA negotiations. To re......

With NAFTA in a deadlock, Parliament returns ready to talk Asia-Pacific trade
September 18, 2018
With NAFTA negotiations in a standoff and the Canada-U.S. relationship seemingly on the rocks, the Liberal government is using the return of Parlia......

USD Partners moving ahead with Canada crude by rail expansion
September 18, 2018
(Reuters) - USD Partners LP has begun expansion work at one of Canada’s largest crude by rail loading terminals, which will boost capacity at the f......

Convoy of trucks carrying first new SkyTrain cars arrives in Vancouver
September 18, 2018
The first four of 56 new SkyTrain cars for the Expo Line and Millennium Line have arrived at the Operations and Maintenance Centre in Burnaby, acco......

Intrigue and impasse persist over NAFTA as Canada-U.S. talks drag on
September 17, 2018
With trilateral NAFTA talks having been on hiatus for most of the summer, the foreign affairs minister was in Berlin, barely one full day into a we......

Govt to accelerate megaprojects as PPP
September 17, 2018
Three more mass-transit lines worth Bt 400 billion will go through the fast-track public private partnerships (PPP) process while two new draft law......

Ottawa budgets $117 million to reconnect Churchill
September 17, 2018
The federal government’s latest commitment to restore and maintain rail service from the eastern Prairies up to Hudson Bay will involve $117 millio......

Future Transportation Business on the Great Lakes and Seaway
September 17, 2018
In early September of 2018, the United States General Accounting Office (GAO) released their most recent audit on maritime operations along the Gre......

LILLEY: Trudeau NAFTA plan outsmarting Canadians out of jobs
September 17, 2018
It appears the Trudeau Liberals are playing chicken with the NAFTA talks and your job, or that of your neighbour, could be the real life collateral......

Does Trudeau have the nerve to defy Trump on NAFTA?
September 14, 2018
The North American Free Trade talks are at an impasse. Washington is insistent on winning concessions that Ottawa has so far refused to make. Prime......

APAS optimistic about better communication, but worried about more rail delays
September 14, 2018
APAS President Todd Lewis spoke after what has been described as an 'unprecedented' roundtable between the federal government, grain producers and ......

CN honors 40 businesses for sustainability efforts
September 14, 2018
The CN EcoConnexions Partnership Program recognizes companies that pledge to work to reduce their carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and ......

Ontario Northland exec Corina Moore honored as 'Outstanding Woman of the Year'
September 14, 2018
The League of Railway Women (LRW) has named Ontario Northland President and Chief Executive Officer Corina Moore the Outstanding Woman of the Year.......

Canada's concession on dairy not enough to seal NAFTA deal, U.S. economists say
September 13, 2018
There have been growing calls from both sides of the border for Canada to make concessions on its protected dairy sector in order to finally reach ......

Free-trade father figure Mulroney urges Ottawa to make a deal on NAFTA
September 13, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Brian Mulroney says Canada needs to put a little more water in its milk if it expects to make a new NAFTA deal with a hard-bargaining......

Canadian government bank provides opportunities for pension funds to invest in infrastructure
September 13, 2018
Opportunities exist in Canadian infrastructure equity if asset owners tap the country's government-created bank to find and finance new opportuniti......

Moving grain focus of meeting between feds, farmers, and railways
September 13, 2018
Getting grain to port at a faster and more efficient clip will be the focus of a meeting in Saskatoon involving the federal government, farm leader......

Crews working daily to repair broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba
September 13, 2018
CHURCHILL, Man. -- The partnership taking over a railway that runs to Churchill in northern Manitoba says work is underway to repair tracks that ha......

Clock ticking to save Huron Central Railway
September 13, 2018
Rail supporters prepare to head to Queen’s Park for meeting with minister To read full article click here...

Trump to back $200 billion China tariffs as early as next week, sources say
September 12, 2018
President Donald Trump wants to move ahead with a plan to impose tariffs on US$200 billion in Chinese imports as soon as a public-comment period co......

UPDATE: More LRT Construction Kicks Off in Mississauga
September 12, 2018
The LRT, a $1.4 billion higher-order transit project being carried out by Metrolinx, will span 20 km and run from Port Credit GO at Lakeshore Rd. i......

Ottawa mayor shouldering blame for LRT delay
September 12, 2018
Jim Watson told 1310 NEWS, there's only one person to blame for the light rail system not meeting its latest passenger-ready deadline. To read ful......

Jack Mintz: Pipelines and NAFTA could start war between Trudeau and the provinces
September 12, 2018
Watching the recent press conference where Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier Horgan announced funding for two new transit projects aro......

CP brings together short line and regional connections to strengthen relationships and share ideas on moving the supply chain forward
September 11, 2018
CALGARY, Sept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) and its short line and regional railroad connections met ove......

Fry: Will Trump succeed in replacing NAFTA with 'hub and spoke' trade deals?
September 11, 2018
Two years ago, Donald Trump was excoriating U.S. trade accords but few expected him to win the 2016 presidential election.  To read full article c......

Ottawa's light rail transit delayed once again
September 11, 2018
Analysis by the City of Ottawa shows the Confederation Line will not be passenger-ready until the new year. To read full article click here...

Exclusive: Cenovus inks deal to move more crude on Canadian National Railway - source
September 11, 2018
VANCOUVER/WINNIPEG (Reuters) - Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE.TO), a major Canadian oil producer, has signed a deal to move more crude with the Canadian N......

Ontario moves ahead with plan to take over Toronto's subway system
September 11, 2018
TORONTO — The Ontario government is moving ahead with a plan to take over Toronto’s subway system, appointing a special adviser to help develop the......

Garneau, MacAulay to meet with grain stakeholders this week as Liberal caucus descends on Saskatoon
September 10, 2018
The federal government doesn’t want to take any chances when it comes to preventing another costly grain backlog, like the one that left some Saska......

Why NAFTA's unloved investor-state dispute chapter may be in trouble
September 10, 2018
Corporations love it. Washington hates it. Canada is defending it - but maybe not for much longer. To read full article click here...

Loosen grip on dairy sector to help NAFTA talks, New York Republican says
September 10, 2018
OTTAWA -- The pressure on the Liberals to loosen protections around Canada's dairy sector took new focus on Sunday as the key stumbling block in No......

Vancouver to get new subway and light rail lines
September 10, 2018
Plans have been announced for two major rapid transit projects in the fast-growing Metro Vancouver of British Columbia, Canada. To read full artic......

Surrey council candidates continue to debate LRT versus SkyTrain despite LRT being fully funded
September 10, 2018
The prime minister, premier and head of the regional transportation authority have agreed: The money is committed, procurement has started and ligh......

HARSCO RAIL EXPANDS 15-YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH SINGAPORE’S LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY
September 07, 2018
    HARSCO RAIL EXPANDS 15-YEAR RELATIONSHIP WITH SINGAPORE’S LAND TRANSPORT AUTHORITY LTA purchases bespoke railway grinder for January 2020 de......

Procurement begins for Surrey-Newton-Guildford light rail project
September 07, 2018
A request for qualifications was issued on Wednesday, and TransLink hopes to have a contractor chosen by the end of 2019. To read full article cl......

Freeland, Lighthizer finish NAFTA meeting, negotiators grind forward
September 07, 2018
WASHINGTON -- A bombshell claim of "resistance" to Donald Trump's presidency inside the White House inserted itself Thursday into Canada's painstak......

Canada's food sector counting on NAFTA negotiators to keep them in the game
September 07, 2018
In trade talks, part of Canada's farm sector plays defence, while others play offence To read full article click here...

Canada's economy is set to slow down even with a NAFTA deal, economists say
September 07, 2018
CIBC and BMO are expecting growth to fall to 1.8 per cent next year as consumer spending slows To read full article click here...

Canada's CN Rail to buy 60 more locomotives from GE
September 06, 2018
Canadian National Railway Co said on Wednesday it would buy 60 additional locomotives from General Electric Co to meet growing demand for more ship......

OmniTrax sells Hudson Bay Railway
September 06, 2018
OMNITRAX has reached an agreement to sell the Hudson Bay Railway to a group of Canadian companies that will repair the flood-damaged line. To read......

Warm reception in Churchill for new owners of port and railway
September 06, 2018
Churchill residents gave standing ovation for company owners during meeting on Tuesday To read full article click here...

Need grain cars? Consider CN’s auction
September 06, 2018
CN Rail has several programs that allow shippers to lock in their car supply To read full article click here...

NAFTA talks resume as questions grow about Trump's ability to deliver
September 06, 2018
Canada returns to the NAFTA table in Washington Wednesday after a four-day break in negotiations that appeared to be pretty stressful ... for the A......

‘If Trudeau is a fool, he will go’: Experts warn against PM meeting with Trump to save NAFTA
September 06, 2018
After more than a year of negotiations to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada and the United States are at a deadlock — ......

Bank of Canada holds rates steady as it eyes NAFTA fallout
September 06, 2018
The Bank of Canada is taking a breather from its efforts to push up interest rates as it watches the fallout from the country’s trade showdown with......

First Nations, northern communities control half of Churchill deal, to receive 'preferential employment'
September 05, 2018
The new partners taking over the Hudson Bay Rail Line and Port of Churchill facilities hope the deal is the start of the new era for northern commu......

"Time for action': How Jean-Jacques Ruest put Canadian National Railway's turnaround on the fast track
September 05, 2018
After Jean-Jacques Ruest took over the reins at Canadian National Railway Co. in March — in the midst of a tumultuous period that saw the railway f......

Trudeau ‘officially launches’ SNG light rail transit line in Surrey
September 05, 2018
PM says feds and province investing $3B in Surrey’s LRT project and Vancouver’s Broadway project To read full article click here...

Trump’s fight with Canada over NAFTA faces growing opposition at home
September 05, 2018
The debate over how and whether to include Canada in a new NAFTA that must be ratified by Congress  To read full article click here...

Trump’s NAFTA threat leaves Trudeau locked in high-stakes game of poker
September 05, 2018
WASHINGTON—The Trump administration said the deadline for a NAFTA deal was the end of 2017. It wasn’t. Negotiations continued into 2018, as if ther......

Morning Update: U.S. labour, business groups defend Canada’s place in NAFTA; Federal experts warned heritage minister that Chagall painting should not leave Canada
September 04, 2018
U.S. labour, business groups defend Canada’s place in NAFTA To read full article click here...

Despite Trump’s threats, it won’t be easy to cut Canada out of NAFTA, experts say
September 04, 2018
OTTAWA—U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to leave Canada out of a new NAFTA deal heightened tensions and capped an already dramatic week of nego......

Repairs to begin as Hudson Bay Railway sold
September 04, 2018
CANADA: Arctic Gateway Group has bought the 1 300 km Hudson Bay Railway and associated port facilities in Churchill from OmniTRAX, the government a......

Alternatives to Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline
September 04, 2018
hile the government of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has encountered a setback with court ruling against the Trans Mountain Pipeline, alte......

Surrey transit announcement: mayor to be joined by Justin Trudeau, John Horgan, Gregor RobertsonSurrey transit announcement: mayor to be joined by Justin Trudeau, John Horgan, Gregor Robertson
September 04, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will spend Tuesday in Surrey to talk transit and crime and will wrap up the evening with a fundraiser. To read full ......

Trans Mountain pipeline ruling strikes 'devastating' blow to Canada's global reputation, energy sector warns
August 31, 2018
Canada's energy sector is slamming a Federal Appeal Court ruling that halts construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, with one industr......

Toronto mayoral challenger Jennifer Keesmaat’s transit plan pitches fast-tracked relief line and enhanced bus service
August 31, 2018
Toronto mayoral candidate Jennifer Keesmaat has unveiled a $50-billion transit plan that insists the city retain control over which projects get bu......

Metrolinx stops buying LRT land citing provincial spending freeze
August 31, 2018
Transit agency says the temporary halt in land acquisition for 14-km line will continue “pending further government direction.” To read full artic......

Why NAFTA's Chapter 19 may not be the right hill to die on
August 31, 2018
As Canadian trade negotiators pick through the positions on the NAFTA table, one of the trickiest is a dispute resolution system the U.S. wants to ......

New NAFTA could include tough intellectual property laws that Canada fought against in TPP
August 31, 2018
The new trade deal reached between the U.S. and Mexico contains a myriad of rules and tariffs, and among them include tougher rules on copyright an......

Transport Canada announces support for connected and automated vehicles and for research and development to reduce air emissions from rail transportation
August 30, 2018
OTTAWA, Aug. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada is protecting air quality so that Canadians have healthy communities in which to live, work ......

Rail impact of US-Mexico trade deal is uncertain
August 30, 2018
The trade deal reached by the U.S. and Mexico this week — which The Wall Street Journal dubbed “half a NAFTA” — may be positive for railroads with ......

Deal for sale of Churchill line 'will be completed shortly,' Hudson Bay Railway assures federal regulator
August 30, 2018
Hudson Bay Railway is telling Canada's federal transportation regulator a deal to sell the rail line leading to Churchill, Man., is imminent. To r......

Donald Trump’s take-it-or-leave-it NAFTA threat against Canada has experts questioning legality
August 30, 2018
Donald Trump‘s administration is giving Canada until Friday to sign onto a bilateral trade deal between the U.S. and Mexico or be treated as “a rea......

Canada, U.S. planning all-night NAFTA negotiations as optimism for a deal grows
August 30, 2018
Canada and the U.S. are planning a series of marathon negotiating sessions that are expected to run throughout the night as both sides work feveris......

Vandalized historical caboose in Thunder Bay "disheartening," says railway society
August 29, 2018
Members of the Thunder Bay Railway Historical Society says they are "disheartened" after the caboose at the city's Marina Park was vandalised on Sa......

Canada’s duty-free limits may change with the new NAFTA deal – here’s how
August 29, 2018
As the U.S. and Mexico get ready to finalize a new trade deal that may lead to the scrapping of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Ca......

Investors think Canada will stay in NAFTA even as Trump raises pressure
August 29, 2018
Investors are betting President Donald Trump’s trade threats against Canada will fizzle out. There’s a few reasons why they might. To read full ar......

CN Police on patrol in Chilliwack this week
August 29, 2018
Every five days someone dies in an accident on a rail line in Canada. To read full article click here...

Government of Canada announces funding to improve rail safety in Alberta
August 28, 2018
ST. ALBERT, AB, Aug. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - With over 40,000 kilometres of track, the rail system connects Canadians by moving people and goods across th......

Trump touts trade deal with Mexico, threatens new tariffs on Canadian cars
August 28, 2018
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland is leaving a diplomatic trip to Europe to head to Washington D.C. following the announcement of a trade ......

Trump announces U.S.-Mexico trade deal to replace NAFTA, and says 'we will see' if Canada can join
August 28, 2018
PMO says Trudeau and Trump held 'constructive conversation'; Freeland heads to Washington To read full article click here...

Canadian golf and the young hearts of Saskatchewan win big at the 2018 CP Women's Open
August 28, 2018
REGINA, Aug. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - After an incredible performance, CP Ambassador Brooke Henderson has won the Canadian Pacific Women's Open (CPW......

Trump says U.S. close to ‘big’ trade agreement with Mexico — does not mention Canada
August 27, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump says the United States is close to a “big Trade Agreement” with Mexico and he’s citing improving ties between the two c......

Canada Transport Safety Official Calls For Stronger Oil Tank Cars
August 27, 2018
Canada needs stronger tank cars for the transportation of crude oil by rail, the head of the country’s Transportation Safety Board, Kathy Fox said,......

Politics This Morning: Freeland in Germany to meet with counterpart; Sohi to make funding announcement
August 27, 2018
Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda today: To read full article click here...

Canada Infrastructure Bank Chief Says No Rush on Next Deal
August 27, 2018
On the heels of its debut deal, the head of the Canada Infrastructure Bank says it’s open for business. To read full article click here...

Sarnia still waiting for more passenger trains
August 27, 2018
VIA Rail brought another train to Sarnia Saturday, for just a day, to celebrate the national passenger rail service’s 40th anniversary. To read fu......

Canada should bring in stronger rail cars for crude before 2025: official
August 24, 2018
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada ought to require stronger tank cars for transporting flammable liquids sooner than the current deadline in 2025, Transp......

CEO of $35-billlion Canada Infrastructure Bank expects busy season after inking first deal
August 24, 2018
OTTAWA—The head of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) said the nascent institution has received heaps of inbound calls from would-be developers l......

Rail solution fails to convince critics in Capreol
August 24, 2018
There were not many smiling faces during Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré’s announcement on Wednesday in Capreol — best known as a rail town — that was in......

Big banks set to reveal quarterly profits as NAFTA fears and rate hikes loom
August 24, 2018
The big Canadian banks are set to reveal their quarterly earnings over the next week, and investors will take a close look to see whether anxiety o......

U.S.-China trade war escalates as latest tariffs kick in
August 24, 2018
Trump has threatened to put duties on almost all Chinese goods exported to the U.S. To read full article click here...

U.S. to impose anti-dumping duties on Canadian-made pipes
August 24, 2018
The United States has opened a new battleground in its trade war with the world, announcing preliminary anti-dumping duties on large-diameter welde......

Mexican officials say NAFTA deal will require all three sides present
August 23, 2018
The U.S. is near an informal NAFTA deal with Mexico, though a Mexican official said all three sides would need to be present on a handshake. To re......

Freeland 'very encouraged' by NAFTA progress
August 23, 2018
OTTAWA - Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says she's "very encouraged" by signals from Washington that the United States and Mexico are c......

Crude-by-rail exports set record in June, surpass 200,000 barrels per day
August 23, 2018
The National Energy Board says crude-by-rail exports from Canada set another record in June, rising to 204,558 barrels per day. To read full artic......

Infrastructure agency hands $1.28B loan to Montreal rail project
August 23, 2018
15-year loan is 1st investment for Canada Infrastructure Bank To read full article click here...

Capreol finally gets the rail crossing fix it's been asking for
August 23, 2018
The government of Canada is providing more than $700,000 to upgrade the rail crossing at Young Street near the city's downtown, including the insta......

PCs will upload TTC to province, Ford says, but will consult first
August 22, 2018
Any plan by the province to take over the TTC needs 'robust consultation,' Mayor Tory says To read full article click here...

Skelly says no danger to Hamilton LRT funding
August 22, 2018
MPP says if LRT ends up dying it will be because new municipal council decides not to go ahead... To read full article click here...

High-quality concrete work at big infrastructure projects save money in long-term, expert says
August 22, 2018
  Getting the concrete right at the beginning of a major project such as Ottawa’s light rail transit system will pay off  To read full article ......

CP Rail Overcomes Backlog To Ship Higher Volumes Of Grain From Western Canada
August 22, 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. (TSX: CP) reported that it managed to move 1% more grain over the past year than in 2016-17, despite a frigid winter ......

CN changes up leadership
August 21, 2018
MONTREAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA —Canadian National Railway (CN) is making changes in leadership with a goal to drive cost efficiencies and capacity utiliz......

Tariffs hurting U.S. economy, economists warn, with more pain to come if Trump withdraws from NAFTA
August 21, 2018
Business economists are sounding some sour notes about Trump administration policies, from trade to immigration to the budget, while expecting the ......

Canada facing 'strong-arm' tactics if U.S. and Mexico reach NAFTA deal on Tuesday as expected: lawyer
August 21, 2018
The U.S. and Mexico will probably reach a two-way NAFTA deal Tuesday, paving the way for Canada to re-enter the trade talks as early as this week, ......

Alberta farmers making tough decisions about whether to buy new equipment because of U.S. tariffs
August 20, 2018
A southern Alberta farmer is facing a dilemma following the steel and aluminum tariffs implemented by the U.S. government... To read full article ......

Money wars: how sanctions and tariffs became Trump’s big guns
August 20, 2018
US presidents use military force to impose America’s will on other countries... To read full article click here....

CP moved 25.8 MMT of Canadian grain in 2017-18 crop year, ready to safely and efficiently deliver 2018-19 crop
August 20, 2018
Canadian Pacific (TSX: CP) (NYSE: CP) moved 25.8 million metric tonnes (MMT) of western Canadian grain and grain products, soybeans and other non-......

Donald Trump suggests U.S. is freezing out Canada in NAFTA talks
August 17, 2018
WASHINGTON — U. S. President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that the U.S. is pointedly freezing out Canada from North American Free Trade Agreemen......

Uploading Toronto transit to the province would be a benefit to the city: Ontario Premier
August 17, 2018
The PC election platform proposed to upload responsibility for building and maintaining new and existing subway lines to the province, while allowi......

Government of Canada announces funding to improve rail safety in Mont-St-Hilaire
August 17, 2018
MONT-SAINT-HILAIRE, QC, Aug. 14, 2018 /CNW/ - With over 40,000 kilometres of track, the rail system connects Canadians by moving people and goods a......

Mobility Montreal set to invest $45.8M to improve public transit, reduce congestion
August 17, 2018
The PC election platform proposed to upload responsibility for building and maintaining new and existing subway lines to the province, while allowi......

Uploading TTC to provincial government would benefit Toronto, Doug Ford says
August 16, 2018
TORONTO – The Ontario government says it would be a benefit to Toronto if the province took over the city’s transit system, something Premier Doug ......

CN promotes three executives as part of push on improving customer logistics
August 16, 2018
MONTREAL — JJ Ruest, president and CEO of CN today announced senior management appointments, tapping experienced precision scheduled railroaders to......

Crude-By-Rail Could Save The Permian Boom
August 16, 2018
Crude-by-Rail (CBR) has been a savior for North American producers seeking higher returns for heavily discounted crudes caused by a lack of pipelin......

Quebec's NAFTA negotiator not worried about Canada being left out of U.S., Mexico talks
August 16, 2018
Quebec's leading trade negotiator on the NAFTA file says he's not remotely worried by the fact that the U.S. and Mexico are talking trade without C......

Quebec invests $863M to mitigate impact of U.S. tariffs increase
August 16, 2018
In response to increased tariffs on exports bound for the United States, Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard has announced a $863-million investment ......

Clock ticking toward another winter without rail service for Churchill
August 15, 2018
The window to repair the flooded rail line to Churchill is slowly shutting as no deal is in place to buy the rail line, but the push for action con......

iPolitics AM: Morneau to unveil Canada’s next move in cross-border standoff over steel
August 15, 2018
While the official advisory summoning reporters to one of Hamilton’s largest steel plants for a mid-morning announcement by Finance Minister Bill M......

New Ontario Conservative Government Worries Transit Watchers
August 15, 2018
It has now been six weeks since the new Conservative government of Ontario was sworn into power. To read full article click here...

City gives up on Centre Line LRT bridge over river, for now
August 15, 2018
Edmonton's Centre Line LRT is likely two decades away from being built, but on Tuesday city councillors agreed the train should go down Whyte Avenu......

Morneau ready to use 'emergency' measure to protect steel sector
August 15, 2018
Saying Canada's now 'at risk for a surge,' Morneau launches short consultation on 7 steel products To read full article click here...

Trump's tweets on Trudeau 'childish and need to stop': Connecticut governor
August 15, 2018
STOWE, Vt. -- The divisions between United States governors regarding President Donald Trump's approach to NAFTA negotiations were on display Monda......

Trump 'disrespectful' toward Canada, Vermont governor says in meeting with Couillard
August 15, 2018
Eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors holding annual meeting in Vermont To read full article click here...

Not even Trump’s trade threats can slow this booming port in a tiny Canadian town
August 14, 2018
Prince Rupert is hardly the place one would expect to find an international gateway that’s weathering the Trump trade storm better than any other P......

Canada and Quebec to fund rail bridge project over Mistassini River
August 14, 2018
The Government of Quebec in Canada and the federal government have agreed to invest more than C$36.1m ($27.5m) to develop a rail bridge over the Mi......

RTG confident LRT will be ready
August 14, 2018
Rideau Transit Group says it’s “confident” the Confederation Line will be ready to roll in November. To read full article click here...

Trump can't reach NAFTA deal without Canada: Quebec chief negotiator
August 14, 2018
The Trump administration doesn't have the legal authority to sideswipe Canada and sign a bilateral trade deal with Mexico, Quebec's chief NAFTA neg......

Trump will use auto tariffs as 'very big hammer' in NAFTA talks: Ambrose
August 14, 2018
Canada needs to be wary of U.S. President Donald Trump’s potential auto tariffs as it prepares to step back to the NAFTA negotiating table, accordi......

Transport Canada supports projects to prepare Canada for connected and automated vehicles
August 13, 2018
Groups in the Greater Toronto Area receive funding for research on connected and automated vehicles... To read full article click here....

Canada Adds Part-Time Jobs, Sheds Full-Time Ones
August 13, 2018
OTTAWA — The economy generated 54,100 net new jobs last month and saw its unemployment rate fall — but the headline improvements overshadowed weake......

The world’s biggest railway operators in 2018
August 13, 2018
Eurasia is home to some of the world's largest railroad operators such as Deutsche Bahn, SNCF, JSC Russian Railways and Indian Railways. Railway-te......

Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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Canada falling behind in the race to build Elon Musk’s hyperloop
August 13, 2018
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How Donald Trump found an unlikely ally for his unorthodox trade strategy — Big Labour
August 10, 2018
How Donald Trump found an unlikely ally for his unorthodox trade strategy — Big Labour... To read full article click here....

Mexico and U.S. appear close to deal on key auto content rules, as Canada remains on NAFTA sidelines
August 10, 2018
With Canada remaining on the NAFTA sidelines for a third straight week, the U.S. and Mexico met for more trade talks Wednesday, and appeared close ......

CN releases grain plan for 2018-19
August 10, 2018
Canada’s largest railway company says it’s confident it will be able to move Western Canada’s 2018-19 grain crop in a timely fashion, despite surgi......

Railways must perform if Canada is to capture exports
August 10, 2018
With crops in Europe, the Black Sea region and Australia suffering from moisture stress this summer, there could be an enhanced export opportunity ......

Canada exports hit record, U.S. tariffs hurt steel and aluminum
August 09, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian exports hit a record high in June, cutting the country’s trade deficit to its lowest in 17 months, although U.S. metals......

Toronto deals with flooding, underwater subway after intense rainstorm
August 09, 2018
The Toronto Transit Commission says a stretch of a subway line is still underwater and has been closed for about 12 hours. To read full article cl......

Railway Association of Canada announces 2018 Safety Award winners
August 09, 2018
Ottawa, ON — The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) announced the winners of its annual Safety Awards, which recognize RAC member-companies’ initi......

Greenbrier Acquires Majority Interest in Turkish Railcar Builder Rayvag
August 09, 2018
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. (NYSE: GBX) today announced that it has completed an agreement betwe......

Metrolinx asks court to block lawsuit over Eglinton Crosstown LRT line
August 09, 2018
In the latest development in a legal dispute that has cast doubt on the completion date of the province’s largest transit project, Metrolinx is goi......

Feds funding rail safety 105 new projects and initiatives to increase rail safety across the country
August 08, 2018
OTTAWA – The federal government is undertaking 105 new projects and initiatives to increase rail safety. Collectively, the projects will receive mo......

High level NAFTA preparation meetings set for Ottawa on Wednesday
August 08, 2018
Canada's ambassador to Washington will be in Ottawa Wednesday for a series of high level discussions with Canadian officials to prepare for the res......

Trump going ahead with taxes on $16B in Chinese imports
August 08, 2018
Talks between China and the US have failed to produce an agreement on the issue, prompting China to retaliate with tariffs of its own and US Presid......

Foreign affairs minister 'very keen' to quickly wrap up NAFTA
August 08, 2018
Canada's foreign affairs minister says she's "very keen" to wrap up NAFTA renegotiations after sitting out the last round of talks between the U.S.......

White House is not ruling out slapping auto tariffs on Canada
August 07, 2018
A handshake agreement between the U.S. and the European Union reached in late July may have staved off the imposition of auto tariffs for German, F......

Trudeau government quick to brand any deviation from NAFTA negotiating hegemony as disloyalty to Canada
August 07, 2018
The committee on un-Canadian activities has convened somewhere in a corner of the PMO’s communications office, and they’ve found certain Conservati......

APTA officials study Canada's investment in transit infrastructure
August 07, 2018
A delegation of American Public Transportation Association (APTA) representatives visited four Canadian cities last month to learn how major invest......

Fake deadlines and 'cautious optimism': reading trade news with a skeptical eye
August 07, 2018
You can't always know what you want to know - and other awkward truths about trade reporting... To read full article please click here....

NAFTA in August? Canada's U.S. envoy says that's 'aspirational,' but will work for it
August 07, 2018
Canada's ambassador to the United States says predictions that NAFTA talks can be settled by the end of month are "aspirational" — even if American......

Oil-by-rail reaches record levels in May — on track to rise higher still amid pipeline crunch
August 03, 2018
Calgary – Canadian shipments of oil via rail have hit an all-time record high, and analysts expect shipments to go higher amid a pipeline crunch. ......

On AI and Data Technology Innovation in the Rail Industry. Interview with Gerhard Kress
August 03, 2018
Artificial intelligence acts as an enabler for many innovations in the rail industry. In this interview, I have spoken with Gerhard Kress, who is h......

Feds give $20M to improve rail safety, but N.B. won't see any of it
August 03, 2018
Goverment will fund more than 100 projects to help with railway safety across Canada To read full article click here...

City of Vancouver wants tunnelled SkyTrain from Arbutus to UBC
August 03, 2018
The obvious choice for the remaining future rail rapid transit span between Arbutus Street and UBC is a continuous underground extension of SkyTrai......

Mexico says talks with U.S. will cover outstanding NAFTA issues
August 03, 2018
Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Thursday that talks with the United States to revamp the North American Free Trade Agreement (N......

Government of Canada invests $20.7 million to improve rail safety
August 02, 2018
OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - With over 40,000 kilometres of track, the rail system connects Canadians by moving people and goods across the country......

Varcoe: As Canada waits for pipelines, record volumes of oil move by rail
August 02, 2018
Canadian oil exports moving by train have set another record and the trend wont be derailed anytime soon -  To read full article click here...

Mexico says it's getting close to a U.S. deal on autos content rules at NAFTA
August 02, 2018
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The United States and Mexico are getting close to a deal on the key issue of autos content rules at talks to renew the NAFTA......

Canada, Mexico say NAFTA deal on auto-content rules ‘close’ as U.S. displays flexibility
August 02, 2018
The United States and Mexico are nearing a deal on the key issue of autos content rules at talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement, ......

Central Manitoba Railway getting upgrade
August 01, 2018
The Central Manitoba Railway is set for a multi-million dollar faceflift To read full article click here...

Federal government set to approve first device for testing drivers' saliva for cannabis
August 01, 2018
OTTAWA — The federal government’s crackdown on drug-impaired driving has taken a big step forward, as the Justice Department is set to give its ble......

Seth Rogen is officially the voice of reason for TTC etiquette
August 01, 2018
Its official – Seth Rogen is the new voice of the TTC. To read full article click here...

'Very big,' or no big deal? What this week's trade news means for Canada
August 01, 2018
On Tuesday, Trump wrote 'Tariffs are the greatest!' By Wednesday, his goal was 'zero tariffs.' Confused yet? To read full article click here...

U.S. talks with Mexico on new NAFTA near completion, Wilbur Ross says
August 01, 2018
Negotiations with Mexico on an update to the North American Free Trade Agreement are going well and may be close to wrapping up, U.S. Commerce Secr......

CP conductors, engineers ratify four-year deal
July 30, 2018
Conductors and engineers for Canadian Pacific Railway have voted for labour peace following a 33-hour strike in late May. To read full article cli......

The first Valley Line light rail vehicle arrives in Edmonton
July 30, 2018
Mayor Don Iveson is confident the Valley Line LRT will be finished on time To watch video click here...

Italy Threatens to Bring Down EU-Canada Free Trade Deal ROME
July 30, 2018
ROME—Italy’s new government wants to reject a painstakingly negotiated trade deal between the European Union and Canada, and that is welcome news t......

Early NAFTA deal with Mexico could secure concessions from Canada, U.S. trade representative says
July 30, 2018
The U.S. is hoping for a NAFTA agreement with Mexico this summer that would prompt Canada to soften its negotiating position, U.S. Trade Representa......

Nobody's declaring war on Canada' U.S. trade rep says, amid Senate concerns about tariffs
July 30, 2018
OTTAWA – U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer defended American President Donald Trump's approach to tariffs Thursday, amid questions from b......

New CN CEO sees ongoing volume growth despite U.S. trade uncertainty
July 27, 2018
CN Rail just made him permanent CEO after more than two decades with the company. J.J. Ruest joins BNN Bloomberg to talk about the positives for CN......

High-speed rail from Canada to Portland being considered
July 27, 2018
OLYMPIA, Wash. (KOIN) -- A new in-depth study will look at the potential for one-hour trips from Vancouver, BC to Seattle and Portland -- creating ......

Sorry about Trump: U.S. senators apologize to Alberta for crippling tariffs
July 27, 2018
The words were whispered quietly by senators and legislators to Alberta’s trade minister this week at a summit in Washington state — “Sorry,” they ......

Carmakers surge as America, Europe step back from brink of trade war
July 27, 2018
President hails ‘a new phase’ of trade relations after meeting with European leader   To read full article click here...

Feds providing $25K for rail transport emissions reduction project
July 26, 2018
A University of Alberta project is developing a computerized method to optimize the loading of trains in order to reduce wind drag To read full a......

Minister Garneau announces various appointments in the transportation sector
July 26, 2018
OTTAWA, July 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments. The appointees come f......

Train derailment near Emerson caused by rail failure, Transportation Safety Board says
July 26, 2018
A train derailment that happened near Emerson last August was caused by a welding failure in the tracks underneath it, the Transportation Safety Bo......

Mexico and Canada insist on NAFTA as a three-way deal
July 26, 2018
Canadian and Mexican officials insisted on Wednesday that the North American Free Trade Agreement remain a trilateral pact  and reiterated their op......

Analysis: U.S. steel tariffs put Hamilton in crosshairs of international trade battle
July 26, 2018
The Spectator’s Steve Buist takes a look at what the tariffs mean on both sides of the border, and their impact on the steel industry in this city ......

CN Rail reports 27% net income jump as Ruest named CEO
July 25, 2018
Improved results come the same day... To read full article click here...

City of Surrey envisions 150 kilometres of light rail transit
July 25, 2018
It’s an ‘initial long-range rapid transit vision concept, at a City of Surrey population of one million people and 500,000 jobs’ To read full art......

Trade war bailout: Trump administration plans to offer $12 billion in emergency aid for farmers hurt by tariffs
July 25, 2018
The Trump administration plans to offer up to $12 billion in aid to farmers hit by tariffs on their goods, an emergency bailout intended to ease th......

Trump tapping $12B US to help farmers affected by tariffs
July 25, 2018
The U.S. government announced a $12 billion US plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump's trade disputes with Ch......

'The community is trapped': Surrey councillor renews call to move Crescent Beach rail lines
July 24, 2018
A Surrey councillor is renewing calls for a study into moving railway lines in the Crescent Beach area of the city. To read full article click here...

Challenges and opportunities: Climate change, rail talks bring both to Churchill
July 24, 2018
A northern Manitoba community on the shore of Hudson Bay is having an identity crisis. To read full article click here...

Mexico pushing for NAFTA deal with U.S., Canada by end of August
July 24, 2018
Mexico is redoubling its efforts to reach a NAFTA agreement with the U.S. and Canada by the end of August to increase certainty for investors and t......

Canada hits back at Trump’s ‘illegal’ solar panel tariffs with NAFTA challenge
July 24, 2018
OTTAWA – The Trudeau government has asked for a NAFTA review of a Trump administration tariff on solar panels, saying the 30 per cent charge is ill......

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference members vote in favour of CP Rail agreement
July 23, 2018
CALGARY — The Teamsters Canada Rail Conference says members have voted about 65 per cent in favour of a four-year deal with Canadian Pacific Railwa......

No deal: EU resists Trump’s zero-tariff trade offer, prepares new list of sanctions to add pressure
July 23, 2018
President Trump offered European nations and other countries a zero-tariff deal as a way out of an escalating trade war, but so far he has no taker......

Canadian ambassador expects NAFTA talks will resume in the next few weeks
July 23, 2018
David MacNaughton says coming to an agreement on autos could unlock negotiations To read full article click here...

Doug McCallum wants to stop LRT in Surrey, but it may not be possible
July 23, 2018
Mayoral candidate wants to redirect money into SkyTrain to Langley, while TransLink says it's not so simple To read full article click here...

Canada and Mexico optimistic about NAFTA talks despite trade tensions at G20
July 23, 2018
The finance ministers for Mexico and Canada on Sunday said they were optimistic about NAFTA talks with the United States, even as trade tensions sp......

Canada plays down Trump comments on NAFTA, sees trilateral deal
July 20, 2018
  Canada on Thursday played down U.S. President Donald Trump's suggestion that he might seek separate trade deals with NAFTA partners Canada and M......

Ambassador rejects Trump's justification for tariffs on Canada
July 20, 2018
Canada's ambassador to the U.S. says President Donald Trump's repeated citing of national security issues to justify tariffs targeting Canada is wr......

Premier Ford and Premier Couillard Strengthen Economic Ties Between Ontario and Québec
July 20, 2018
Working together to drive economic growth and boost job creation will benefit Canadians nationwide To read full article click here...

GE Transportation Secures First Locomotive Deal in Chile to Continue Growth in South American Market
July 20, 2018
CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 19, 2018--GE Transportation (NYSE: GE) will supply Chilean private transport provider FCAB – Ferrocarril de Antofagas......

Trudeau's Cabinet Shuffle
July 19, 2018
Earlier today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced some noteworthy changes to his Cabinet lineup. Whether it is beefed up regional representati......

Transport Canada Investigating CN Train Derailment
July 19, 2018
Transport Canada says it’s following up with Canadian National Railway in the aftermath of a multi-car derailment in Sarnia’s rail yard. To read f......

Frustrated lawmakers threaten action on Trump's tariffs
July 19, 2018
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly ......

Bill Kelly: Donald Trump’s tariff hypocrisy
July 19, 2018
It’s a classic case of political hypocrisy; the United States has filed a number of challenges at the World Trade Organization against Canada, the ......

Surrey mayoral candidate Doug McCallum wants to halt light-rail projects to Guildford and Newton
July 19, 2018
Metro Vancouver may never get a street-level light-rail system like the ones in Portland, Calgary, and several other North American cities. To rea......

Exo says it can no longer guarantee Montreal's suburban trains will arrive on time
July 19, 2018
North and south crown transit authority says commuters 'held hostage' by REM construction on its tracks To read full article click here...

U.S. launches tariff challenge at WTO against Canada, Mexico, Turkey, China and EU
July 18, 2018
American trade rep says original tariffs were justified, but retaliatory tariffs are not To read full article click here...

CP Rail wants to put digital signs on its bridges in downtown Calgary
July 18, 2018
Sign application raises concerns for area residents and community groups To read full article click here...

Cleanup begins after CP Rail train derails west of Montreal
July 18, 2018
Some of the cars contained diesel and propane but only car that leaked carried vegetable oil To read full article click here...

Possible downtown Brampton LRT route not dead yet
July 18, 2018
Despite Brampton council refusing provincial money to build a light rail transit extension along Hurontario Street in 2015, city staff continue to ......

U.S. files challenge against Canadian tariffs with WTO
July 17, 2018
The United States says it's firing back at the Canadian government's recent retaliatory tariffs on American imports by launching a formal challenge......

Premier Doug Ford removes Ontario’s trade representative in Washington
July 17, 2018
Premier Doug Ford has dismissed Ontario’s representative in Washington at a time of unresolved trade talks in the U.S. capital, a move that is part......

VIA Rail supports the Canada-China Year of Tourism
July 17, 2018
TORONTO, July 16, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) is delighted to promote the Canada-China Year of Tourism (CCYT) by displaying the ......

Ceres is getting serious about crude-by-rail out of Northgate
July 17, 2018
Regina, Northgate – When the Ceres Northgate Terminal, previously called the Ceres Northgate Commodity Hub, was first initiated, crude-by-rail was ......

Italy in no rush to reject EU-Canada trade deal: farm minister
July 17, 2018
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy is in no hurry to bring the European Union’s free trade agreement with Canada to a parliamentary vote, its farm minister......

City offers first look inside an Ottawa Light Rail transit station
July 16, 2018
The City of Ottawa has provided a sneak peek inside one of the Light Rail stations slated to open on the Confederation Line later this year, at the......

Game planning to save a railroad
July 16, 2018
Sault Ste. Marie takes lead in lobbying for government dollars for short-line railway To read full article click here...

Plan for faster train travel in Ontario and Quebec sputters – only 10% of $3.3M spent
July 16, 2018
More than two years after the federal government set aside $3.3 million to look into the possibility of a new, faster rail link between major citie......

Owner of rail line to Churchill appeals order to fix flood-damaged tracks
July 16, 2018
Legal fight continues as rail line remains broken, tensions still high in remote Manitoba town To read full article click here...

CN Rail to invest $238.9m in Ontario rail infrastructure
July 16, 2018
The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is planning to invest C$315m ($238.9m) this year in an effort to strengthen the rail network across the ......

Government of Canada provides research grants to reduce air emissions from rail transportation
July 13, 2018
RIMOUSKI, QC, July 12, 2018 /CNW/ - Clean growth is essential for Canada's transportation system – to meet our emission reduction targets, grow our......

Banff couple say they've secured half of $600M needed to build Banff passenger train
July 13, 2018
Jan Waterous says a private investor has agreed to pony up roughly $300 million To read full article click here...

As Trump administration bashes China on trade, U.S. officials visit to Mexico revives hope for NAFTA
July 13, 2018
U.S. officials visit Mexico City Friday to meet with its president-elect and current government, a trip that has added to speculation that the Trum......

CN freight train hauling pulp derails beside lake in southern B.C.
July 13, 2018
PEMBERTON, B.C. — A derailment involving a Canadian National Railway freight has toppled one car into a lake and left a second partially in the wat......

Major Company Making Big Investment in Brampton
July 12, 2018
CN announced that it’s investing a whopping $315 million across the province to expand the rail network across Ontario. To read full article click......

Thailand’s high-speed rail project enjoys popularity among bidders
July 12, 2018
The Thai Government has announced it has received over 30 bids from local and international companies to build the country’s first high-speed railw......

CN freight train derails near Pemberton, B.C.
July 12, 2018
Cars were carrying wood products; no dangerous goods involved: spokesperson To read full article click here...

de Blasio and Byford finally have a face-to-face
July 12, 2018
Seven months after Andy Byford took over NYC Transit, he got his first face-to-face with Mayor Bill de Blasio. To read full article click here...

Trump's China trade bashing gives new hope for NAFTA progress
July 12, 2018
U.S. officials are visiting Mexico Friday, adding to speculation that the Trump administration may be looking for a victory on another trade front ......

TTC board appoints Rick Leary as CEO
July 11, 2018
The next CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission will be the same person who has held the job on an interim basis for the last six-and-a-half months.......

CN Rail to invest $315M to upgrade Ontario operations
July 11, 2018
CN Rail to invest $315M to upgrade Ontario operations To read full article click here      ...

Canadian Pacific is back on board for annual LPGA Tour tournament
July 11, 2018
AURORA, Ont. — There was never a doubt in Keith Creel's mind regarding the merits of Canadian Pacific Railway continuing to sponsor the Women's Ope......

Only land link to Churchill, Man., may be sold and revived: rail company
July 11, 2018
The company that owns a broken rail line to Churchill in northern Manitoba says talks to sell the line and restore it are back on. To read full ar......

3 big challenges for the TTC's next CEO
July 10, 2018
The TTC board is getting closer to selecting a new CEO, and experts say whoever it is will have some big challenges ahead of them. To read full ar......

CP’s signal maintainers ratify three-year deal
July 10, 2018
Signal and communications employees with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have voted to accept a tentative three-year deal that helped end a 33-hour w......

24 new Canada Line cars arriving in 2020 will have an improved train design
July 10, 2018
There will be some slight improvements to the interior design of the new, additional Canada Line trains that will be coming online by the end of 20......

Negotiations on proposed sale of Hudson Bay Railway have broken down, owner says
July 10, 2018
Canadian Transportation Agency files railway repair order in Federal Court, making it enforceable as a court order To read full article click here...

CP joins CN in rejuvenating grain hopper car fleet
July 09, 2018
New-generation hopper cars are shorter, carry more grain, and are faster to load and unload To read full article click here...

Quebec invests up to $15M to study public transit projects, including Montreal's Pink line
July 09, 2018
Quebec's Transport Ministry will invest up to $15 million to study a number of public transit projects in the Montreal area, including the Pink Lin......

Can Laurent Troger keep Bombardier's rail division on the right track?
July 09, 2018
Running the conglomerate's most profitable division, Bombardier Transportation's chief says: 'We now have the foundation for a complete restructuri......

No guarantee LRT will be ready by November deadline
July 09, 2018
With less than four months to go until Ottawa's $2.1-billion LRT system is supposed to be turned over to the city, the general manager of OC Transp......

Monique Keiran: A dashboard snooze button isn't coming anytime soon
July 09, 2018
Edmonton and Calgary announced recently that they would begin a pilot project with driverless shuttle buses this year. To read full article click ......

City eyes improvements for airport public transit
July 06, 2018
he city is looking for public input on how best to establish transit service between the airport and future LRT stations in northeast Calgary... T......

CP’s signal maintainers ratify three-year deal
July 06, 2018
Signal and communications employees with Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) have voted to accept a tentative three-year deal that helped end a 33-hour w......

As he exits, Marc Brazeau reflects and looks ahead
July 06, 2018
Technology changes, labour challenges and battles centred around CASIS – all are big tests facing the automotive aftermarket in the coming years. A......

Federal hopper cars are not for sale: Ottawa
July 06, 2018
The Canadian government has no plans to sell its fleet of hopper cars. Instead, the cars will remain in service until they have reached the end of ......

Quebec investing up to $15M to study public transit projects, including Montreal's Pink line
July 05, 2018
Quebec's Transport Ministry will invest up to $15 million to study a number of public transit projects in the Montreal area, including the Pink Lin......

Canada seeks intensive NAFTA talks, even if Trump's in no rush to sign
July 05, 2018
The federal Liberal government is determined to rekindle intensive talks on a new continental trade pact this summer — even though President Donald......

Statement from the Chair on the 5-year anniversary of the tragic rail accident in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec
July 05, 2018
GATINEAU, QC, July 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Early in the morning of July 6, 2013, a train carrying 7.7 million litres of petroleum crude oil derailed in the......

If Canada wants to fight Trump’s tariffs, it should target coal shipped out of B.C.: economist
July 04, 2018
Punitive levies on dozens of American products in retaliation for U.S. tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum are set to kick in and will impact th......

EU warns Trump of $300B in retaliation if he puts tariffs on autos
July 04, 2018
The European Union is slamming the Trump administration for considering tariffs on auto imports, saying they could lead to global retaliation again......

Largest U.S. business group attacks Trump on tariffs
July 04, 2018
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the nation's largest business group and customarily a close ally of President Donald Trump's Republican Party, is lau......

Faye Ackermans reappointed to Transportation Safety Board
July 04, 2018
Today, the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions, announced the reappointment of Faye Ackermans to the Canadian Transportati......

Bombardier and Austrian National Railways Sign Call-off Order for 25 TALENT 3 Trains
July 04, 2018
he leading rail technology provider, Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) signed a call-off order for the delivery of ......

The Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at the Port of Thunder Bay
July 04, 2018
HUNDER BAY, ON, July 3, 2018 /CNW/ - The quality of Canada's transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country's trade corridors are ......

U.S. steel tariffs result in 40 layoffs in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
July 03, 2018
A manufacturing company is laying off workers in Ontario in response to American tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.... To read full article c......

TransLink Board, Mayors’ Council approve billion-dollar transit improvement plan
July 03, 2018
The Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation and the TransLink Board of Directors approved the largest investment in Metro Vancouver, B.C., trans......

The Legalisation of Marijuana and the Workplace
July 03, 2018
With the legalisation of marijuana in Canada on 17 October 2018, employers will face additional challenges concerning the use and possession of mar......

Federal government invests in road, rail for Port of Vancouver
July 03, 2018
Two of the projects are led by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority with investment from the Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway ......

Canada-U.S. Trade War: Liberals Unveil Final List Of American Tariff Targets
June 29, 2018
The government plans up to $2B in support for Canadian steel, aluminum, and manufacturing sectors. To read full article click here...

UPDATE 2-Canada's Transportation Safety Board urges update of rail employee training
June 29, 2018
MONTREAL, June 27 (Reuters) - Canada’s Transportation Safety Board urged the country’s regulator on Wednesday to update rules for training railway ......

Rail crossing on idle E&N line green-lighted for upgrade
June 29, 2018
Capital Regional District directors reluctantly recommended approval Wednesday of spending $500,000 for improvements to another rail crossing on th......

Gas tax hike could cover funding gap for Surrey LRT, other transit expansions
June 29, 2018
Metro Vancouver's mayors have voted to go ahead with a $7.3-billion transit expansion plan, which includes a controversial source of funding. To r......

Bank of Canada caught between rate hike and trade war
June 29, 2018
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz is under pressure to justify another rate hike or risk credibility by changing course, with a clear-cut case ......

Four train manufacturers to compete for VIA Rail fleet renewal contract
June 28, 2018
Canadian passenger operator VIA Rail has revealed the shortlist of rolling stock manufacturers for the Quebec City-Windsor fleet renewal programme.......

Train derailment in New Westminster closes Front Street
June 28, 2018
Front Street in New Westminster is shut down this morning, after a CN freight train derailed. To read full article click here...

Canada's Transportation Safety Board urges updated training for rail employees
June 28, 2018
MONTREAL, June 27 (Reuters) - Canada’s Transportation Safety Board urged the country’s regulator on Wednesday to update training standards for rail......

Trump told G-7 leaders that ‘NATO is as bad as NAFTA’: report
June 28, 2018
President Trump told Group of Seven (G-7) member leaders at the summit in Canada earlier this month that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NA......

Progress Rail Signs Contract with Canadian Pacific for 30 Modernized Locomotives
June 27, 2018
ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – Progress Rail, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., today announced it has been chosen by Canadian Pacific to supply ......

Trump tariffs could tip Canada into recession, trade committee told
June 27, 2018
Canada's $16.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs kick in Sunday To read full article click here...

Trump's tariffs: What they are and how they would work
June 27, 2018
The Trump administration and China’s leadership have threatened to impose tariffs on $50 billion of each other’s goods.  To read full article clic......

Ford and Tory on same track?
June 27, 2018
Premier-designate Doug Ford is open to a sit down with Mayor John Tory “soon,” but he wants to talk subways. To read full article click here...

Canada's finance minister says wants NAFTA talks to resume soon
June 27, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Tuesday he wants NAFTA negotiations to resume as soon as possible, adding that wh......

Canadian National Railway : The Government of Canada Invests in Road and Rail Infrastructure for the Port of Vancouver and Canadian National
June 27, 2018
The quality of Canada's transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country's trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian firms ......

CARS National Railway Day 2018 Speaker Announcement
June 26, 2018
Attention all CARS Members, Speaker Announcement We are happy to announce the confirmation of the following Executives:      Scott MacDonald -......

Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks
June 26, 2018
Senators have voted to pass the federal government's bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the wa......

Sorting out complex web of companies, multiple lawsuits a challenge facing Churchill rail line buyers
June 26, 2018
CBC found several recent lawsuits on record involving Omnitrax and related corporate entities To read full article click here...

NAFTA’s fate could change timing of 2019 federal election: expert
June 26, 2018
An expert on Canada-U.S. relations says he could see Prime Minister Justin Trudeau triggering a federal election earlier than planned next year if ......

Canada invests in port, rail projects at Port of Vancouver
June 26, 2018
The government of Canada, through the National Trade Corridors Fund, is granting CA$167 million (US$128.46 million) for three projects at the Port ......

Complex 50 Street railway underpass has city engineers looking for options
June 25, 2018
City engineers recommended a new underpass for the upcoming 50 Street rail separation project but are questioning if that’s really the right option......

Port of Vancouver gets $167 million infrastructure investment from Ottawa for three projects
June 25, 2018
The monies are part of Ottawa's National Trade Corridors Fund, allocating $2B over 11 years to improve infrastructure that facilitates trade To re......

Trump sends letter to Trudeau calling for more NATO spending
June 25, 2018
OTTAWA -- As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to attend the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels, U.S. President Donald Trump is calling on Canad......

CN investing $30 million in New Brunswick’s rail infrastructure in 2018
June 25, 2018
MONCTON, New Brunswick, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX:) (NYSE:) said today it plans to invest  $30 million in New Brunswick in 2018 to s......

CN investing $10 million in Nova Scotia’s rail infrastructure in 2018
June 25, 2018
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CN (TSX:) (NYSE:) said today it plans to invest $10 million across Nova Scotia in 2018 to st......

VIA Rail considers four companies for the manufacture of their new fleet
June 22, 2018
With a brand-new fleet of modern trains servicing the Quebec City-Windsor corridor, VIA Rail will offer customers a renewed and improved travel exp......

Doug Ford loves subways so much he's vowing to build them to Pickering, Markham
June 22, 2018
Incoming premier also attacks light rail as an alternative To read full article click here...

Gatineau reveals $2.1B LRT plan, eyes 2028 launch
June 22, 2018
Gatineau has unveiled its ambitious vision for a 26-kilometre, $2.1-billion light rail line that will link the Aylmer and Plateau sectors to its do......

Canadian National Railway : CN investing $30 million in New Brunswick’s rail infrastructure in 2018
June 22, 2018
MONCTON, New Brunswick, June 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) said today it plans to invest  $30 million in New Brunswick in 20......

Progress made in modernizing NAFTA will make it easier to trade, says Freeland
June 22, 2018
MONTREAL -- Progress made in negotiations to modernize NAFTA aren't getting much attention but they will make it easier for companies to conduct tr......

CCAB’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) certification
June 21, 2018
Dear CARS member, CARS is undertaking an initiative to encourage its suppliers to become members of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Businesses......

Manitoba receives $130 million for railway infrastructure
June 21, 2018
WINNIPEG — With a rail network of approximately 20,000 route-miles across Canada and mid-America, as part of its $3.4-billion capital program for 2......

Gatineau announces $2.1B plan for LRT
June 21, 2018
The line would connect western Gatineau residents to the city's downtown core, and also to Ottawa, crossing the Prince of Wales and Alexandra bridg......

CN Police Reminds You About Train Safety
June 21, 2018
There have been a couple of tragic incidents regarding railway accidents in the Portage area recently. Winnipeg CN Police Constable Lise Aquin was ......

Transport minister names Marc Roy as chief of staff
June 21, 2018
Transport Minister Marc Garneau has tapped his director of communications by the same first name, Marc Roy, to take over as his new chief of staff ......

Canadian National Railway to invest C$210 million in Saskatchewan
June 20, 2018
Canadian National Railway Co (CNR.TO) said on Tuesday it plans to invest C$210 million ($158 million) in Saskatchewan this year to expand its netw......

CentrePort Canada Inc. has announced the distribution of a Request for Proposals for a Development Partner for the CentrePort Canada Rail Park.
June 20, 2018
CentrePort seeks proposals from qualified persons to develop the CentrePort Canada Rail Park for industrial businesses that rely on rail transport ......

Trump says 'getting there' in NAFTA talks with Canada, Mexico
June 20, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday progress was being made in slow-moving talks to update the NAFTA trade accord between the United States......

Effort to save Sudbury-Sault rail link gains steam
June 20, 2018
A city initiative geared towards saving Huron Central Railway and ensuring railway tracks between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury receive the money th......

The $1.65-billion Surrey Newton-Guildford LRT line will be privately operated
June 20, 2018
Metro Vancouver’s first street-level light rail line will be privately operated, at least initially. To read full article click here...

Canadian Transportation Agency orders Hudson Bay Railway to repair line to Churchill
June 20, 2018
A  complaint filed by the Manitoba NDP caucus regarding the OmniTrax-owned Hudson Bay Railway refusing to perform the repairs needed to restore rai......

Canada in for fight of its life in NAFTA talks: expert
June 19, 2018
Canada will not get out of these NAFTA negotiations without giving President Donald Trump something to boast to electors about back home, an expert......

Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports
June 19, 2018
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports Monday as the ......

UPDATE: Here's What's Happening with the Hurontario LRT Project in Mississauga
June 19, 2018
We are over the six month mark since construction activity started on Hurontario Street for the building of the Light Rail Transit system. At that ......

Omnitrax appealing federal order to repair Churchill's severed railway
June 19, 2018
Omnitrax Canada will appeal the federal order to repair its railway to the northern Manitoba port of Churchill. To read full article click here...

Welland Canal on agenda during meetings in Ottawa
June 19, 2018
Infrastructure, brownfield lands, and the Welland Canal were on the agenda when Welland's top officials met with federal ministers and ministries l......

Canadian crude by rail exports to the U.S. hit 3-year high
June 18, 2018
Railway exports of crude oil from Western Canada are starting to increase, a welcome sign for producers who were forced to accept bigger price disc......

Italy won't ratify EU free-trade deal with Canada, says new farm minister
June 18, 2018
98% of CETA came into effect last September on a provisional basis To read full article click here...

Edmonton Transit Service highlights history at 40th anniversary LRT celebration
June 18, 2018
Public transit enthusiasts didn't need a ticket to get a behind-the-scenes look at Edmonton's light-rail-transit system on Saturday. To read full ......

Freeland, NAFTA and the fate of the free world
June 18, 2018
Here's where Freeland's two biggest files - defending democracy and saving open trade - intersect To read full article click here...

K+S Potash 10-year sponsorship brings Moose Jaw’s Short Line 101 ‘back on track’
June 18, 2018
Thanks to the support of K+S Potash, residents, local organizations and businesses in Moose Jaw, Sask., the Western Development Museum (WDM) announ......

Crude-by-rail exports hit three-year high as Canadian oil discounts rise
June 15, 2018
CALGARY — Railway exports of crude oil from Western Canada are starting to increase, a welcome sign for producers who were forced to accept bigger ......

Canada-U.S. relations at a low after Trudeau-Trump trade tiff
June 15, 2018
TORONTO -- For the first time in decades, one of the world's most durable and amicable alliances faces serious strain as Canadians -- widely seen a......

Canada faces another trade test in EU after Italy says it won’t ratify CETA
June 15, 2018
OTTAWA—Add Italy to the growing list of Canada’s trade headaches. To read full article click here...

Mayor, councillor looking to extend LRT to Barrhaven
June 15, 2018
Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Barrhaven Coun. Jan Harder want city council approval to start the process of extending light rail to Barrhaven. To re......

Chrystia Freeland takes on Trump’s ‘mano-a-mano’ mentality
June 14, 2018
OTTAWA —Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland urged the United States to resist the temptation to abandon the rules-based international order ......

Doug Ford talks to industry leaders about NAFTA, U.S. tariffs
June 14, 2018
Doug Ford, Ontario's premier-designate, met auto and steel industry representatives in Toronto on Wednesday to discuss "critical" NAFTA talks, U.S.......

CORRECTED-Canadian National Railway to invest C$210 million in Quebec
June 14, 2018
June 14 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway Co said on Thursday it plans to invest around C$210 million in Quebec this year to expand its railway......

Rail concerns in northern B.C. gain support
June 14, 2018
The Regional District of Bulkley-Nechako (RDBN) board has recently asked communities across B.C. to help them raise concerns about rail safety at t......

Canadian National Railway to invest C$320 mln in Alberta
June 13, 2018
June 12 (Reuters) - Canadian National Railway said on Tuesday that it would invest C$320 million ($246.06 million) in Alberta to expand its railway......

To strengthen Manitoba’s rail infrastructure, CN will invest $130 million
June 13, 2018
Canadian National Railway continues to invest in the country’s railway infrastructure with a focus on creating a reliable and efficient network… T......

TTC seeking new CEO with salary up to $356Gs
June 13, 2018
Think you have what it takes to run the Red Rocket? To read full article click here...

Tariffs are ‘illegal’, manufacturing group says
June 13, 2018
WINDSOR, Ont. – The Canadian Transportation Equipment Association (CTEA) is adding to the voices against steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by U.S.......

Brazeau to lead Railway Association of Canada
June 13, 2018
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) has named Marc Brazeau as president and chief executive officer. To read full article click here...

Liberals fall short of official party status; Wynne resigns as Liberal leader
June 08, 2018
The Ontario Liberal Party suffered one of the worst political defeats in the province’s modern history, ending 15 years of majority rule.. To read......

'A new day has dawned in Ontario': Doug Ford PCs win majority government
June 08, 2018
TORONTO — With Progressive Conservatives handed a majority government on Thursday, Doug Ford took the stage in a Toronto ballroom and, thundering a......

CP Rail Investing Over $500 Million in New Grain Hopper Cars
June 08, 2018
Over the next four years, CP plans to order approximately 5,900 hopper cars in total, removing all low-capacity hoppers, including all Government o......

Canadian National Railway to invest C$130 million in Manitoba
June 08, 2018
Earlier this week, the rail operator said it would invest about C$340 million in British Columbia. .. To read full article click here....

Canadian railways offer $15,000 signing bonuses to woo workers amid labour shortage
June 08, 2018
MONTREAL/VANCOUVER — In a battle to unclog rail bottlenecks that left Canadian commodities trapped in landlocked western provinces this winter, the......

CORRECTION: CN investing approximately $340 million to expand and strengthen B.C.’s rail infrastructure in 2018
June 07, 2018
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- This document corrects and replaces the press release that was sent today June 06, 2......

Ontario voters head to the polls after roller-coaster election campaign
June 07, 2018
Voters in Ontario will elect a new government today after a campaign that has pitted Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives against Andrea Horwath's......

5 things to watch for on election day in greater Hamilton
June 07, 2018
Poll numbers show Andrea Horwath, Ontario NDP leader from Hamilton Centre, is on track to become the official opposition leader—but comes into the ......

Trump wants separate, 1-on-1 NAFTA talks with Canada, Mexico, adviser says
June 07, 2018
A Canadian official says bilateral NAFTA talks are happening already To read full article click here...

Toronto plans for Eglinton light rail at Don Mills Crossing
June 07, 2018
Area will be a designated Mobility Hub To read full article click here...

Ontarians need to keep moving
June 06, 2018
Public transit investment is often at the heart of political platforms in federal, provincial and municipal elections. To read full article click ......

Government says mandatory drug testing possible for certain jobs
June 06, 2018
The Trudeau government has been looking into making drug testing mandatory in selected workplaces in connection with its cannabis legislation. To ......

Donald Trump considering separate trade deals with Canada, Mexico
June 06, 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump may seek separate talks with Canada and Mexico in a bid to get individual trade deals with the two countri......

Expect frank trade talks at G7 summit - Canada official
June 06, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Group of Seven leading industrial nations can expect frank discussions on trade at a summit this week, which U.S. President ......

Convince Americans that a trade war will cost them, says Paul Martin
June 06, 2018
Former prime minister Paul Martin said this week he still hopes a global trade war over new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum can be avoided — but......

One chart shows why Trump's trade fight with Canada and Mexico is misguided
June 05, 2018
President Donald Trump's hostility toward Canada and Mexico is unlikely to help the president achieve the primary goal of his recent trade actions.......

Steel city mayors ask U.S. counterparts for help fighting steel tariffs
June 05, 2018
Mayors of Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie sent a joint letter to 32 U.S. cities To read full article click here...

Committee backs high-speed rail study in London
June 05, 2018
London city politicians are moving ahead with a plan to ensure the Forest City is included in high-speed rail plans. To read full article click here...

Working together to raise awareness of level crossing dangers
June 05, 2018
Recent headlines and statistics suggest that many pedestrians and motorists do not understand the dangers of level crossings. To read full article......

Breaking down the Ontario NDP and PC platforms: What their pricey promises could mean for the province
June 04, 2018
In the final days of Ontario’s chaotic election campaign, a single narrative has dominated: The public wants change. Even Liberal Leader Kathleen W......

Manufacturers in North Dakota worry about impact of tariffs, trade war
June 04, 2018
New tariffs pending on American products coming to Canada has some businesses worried.. To read full article click here....

Group of companies agrees to acquire and restore Churchill rail line
June 04, 2018
A host of companies has agreed to acquire and restore the Churchill rail line serving the Canadian town of Churchill, Manitoba, a year after it was......

Canada hits back at U.S. with dollar-for-dollar tariffs on steel, aluminum, maple syrup
June 01, 2018
Tariffs of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminum announced by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross To read full article click here...

Trade war looms as Trump imposes steel tariffs
June 01, 2018
The European Union issued a 10-page list of tariffs on US goods ranging from Harley-Davidson motorcycles to food products. To read full article c......

Statement - Minister Garneau tables final report from Railway Safety Act Review Panel
June 01, 2018
OTTAWA, May 31, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, issued the following statement today: To read full article click ......

Shoemaker: Steel mill needs Huron Central
June 01, 2018
Saving Huron Central Railway is critical to the future of Sault Ste. Marie steelmaking, Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Shoemaker said this week. To rea......

Canadian Pacific rail workers reach deal, strike ends
May 31, 2018
A strike at one of this country’s largest railway’s has ended after the union representing more than 3,000 Canadian Pacific conductors and engineer......

Freeland cuts short trip to Washington on NAFTA as deadline for steel tariff exemption looms
May 31, 2018
The second temporary exemption for Canada from steep new tariffs imposed by the United States on steel and aluminum imports expires on Friday and o......

City addressing railway crossings that fall short of new federal regulations
May 31, 2018
City hall is taking another step to ensure all of the railway crossings in Winnipeg comply with updated federal safety standards before a 2021 dead......

Deal reached between Manitoba groups, Omnitrax for ownership of Churchill rail line
May 31, 2018
The tracks have sat flood-damaged and idle for more than a year, but now a tentative deal has been struck to bring ownership of the Port of Churchi......

Richardson International leadership wants feds to bring in back-to-work legislation as CP rail strike looms
May 30, 2018
Unions representing some workers at Canadian Pacific Railway announced intention to strike over the weekend To read full article click here...

Locomotive recorder legislation law takes aim at railway risk managers
May 30, 2018
A new federal law passed Thursday is intended to mandate the videotaping of locomotive crews in order to let railway risk managers help prevent acc......

Ottawa reaches agreement to start Trans Mountain work this summer: source
May 30, 2018
Federal cabinet holding early morning meeting to go over pipeline options before announcement To read full article click here...

Feds' $4.5-billion pipeline investment 'a slap in the face' for northerners on severed Churchill rail line
May 30, 2018
'What about some infrastructure in the middle of Canada here?' To read full article click here...

Closure of short-line railway would be “traumatic” for northeastern Ontario sawmill
May 29, 2018
Transportation options few for EACOM's Nairn Centre mill if Genesee & Wyoming pulls rail service To read full article click here...

'Serious financial consequences': Potential CP Rail strike the latest blow to freight backlog ordeal
May 29, 2018
The uncertainty over a possible strike comes after a lack of adequate rail capacity led to piles of grain, oil and lumber stuck in the Prairies thi......

Freeland returns to Washington as NAFTA, tariff tensions mount
May 29, 2018
Stalled negotiations, tariff threats to be focus of minister's two days of meetings To read full article click here...

Hamilton LRT on a provincial election roller-coaster ride
May 29, 2018
The province promised $1 billion for light rail transit in Hamilton. Now, that same cash is being dangled in front of voters as potential funding f......

Minister Garneau announces an appointment at the Canadian Transportation Agency and appointments and a reappointment at the Belledune Port Authority
May 29, 2018
OTTAWA, May 28, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today announced the following appointments and a reappointment. ......

Canadian Pacific Railway union serves strike notice
May 28, 2018
The strike notice comes a day after the union rejected the company's latest contract offer. To read full article click here...

The General Electric and Wabtec Merger: What It Means to Investors
May 28, 2018
The details behind the deal suggest it's good news for GE shareholders -- it but won't convince the bears watching the stock. To read full article......

EXCLUSIVE: Transit boss Andy Byford shaking up subway station management
May 28, 2018
NYC Transit chief Andy Byford is cleaning house. To read full article click here...

A NAFTA deal is still possible this year, says Republican congressman
May 28, 2018
'There's nothing like a deadline to drive people together' To read full article click here...

Sault council to fight for rail link to Sudbury
May 28, 2018
Joe Fratesi and Steve Butland remember what could have been if the Huron Central Railway put on the brakes and ceased operations in 2009 To read f......

CN Rail to spend $100-million on 1,000 new grain hopper cars
May 25, 2018
Financial incentives in transportation legislation passed on Wednesday have triggered the $100-million purchase of rail cars to update the aging fl......

Level playing field’ needed to help short-line railways
May 25, 2018
Railway Association of Canada repeats call on government for infrastructure money To read full article click here...

Canada's $35 billion Infrastructure Bank picks Pierre Lavallee to become CEO
May 25, 2018
Lavallee was formerly senior managing director and global head of investment partnerships for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board To read ful......

The ‘Fast Forward’ Plan to Fix the Subways Shows Just How Broken the Subways Are
May 25, 2018
Now all Andy Byford needs is billions of dollars from Cuomo, a competent government, and a rational populace To read full article click here...

Statement - Minister Garneau's statement on the Transportation Modernization Act receiving Royal Assent
May 24, 2018
OTTAWA, May 23, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, today issued the following statement regarding the Royal Assent of......

CN to purchase hundreds of grain cars as transportation bill becomes law
May 24, 2018
MONTREAL — Canadian National Railway is preparing to purchase hundreds of new grain hopper cars to get shipments moving after a bill that encourage......

Feds block $1.5-billion Aecon takeover
May 24, 2018
OTTAWA - The federal government has blocked the proposed $1.5-billion takeover of Aecon Group Inc. by a Chinese state-owned company for reasons of ......

Rail advocates calling for province to restore passenger train service in the northeast
May 24, 2018
Northeastern Ontario Rail Network holding "Rally for Rail" town halls To read full article click here...

Federal rail freight legislation clears Senate Bill C-49 now goes to seek royal assent
May 23, 2018
Canada’s Senate has passed federal legislation that grain grower groups have hoped will help improve rail freight service for the sector this year.......

Huron Central Railway to discontinue operations by year-end
May 23, 2018
Ontario Short Line Not Economically Viable After Government Refuses Funding To read full article click here...

CP Rail union will call for talks to resume if contract rejected Friday
May 23, 2018
MONTREAL — The union representing Canadian Pacific Railway train operators says it will immediately ask for negotiations to resume once the company......

Company walks away from Churchill railway deal weeks after announcing interest
May 23, 2018
IChurchill cites disappointment with government of Canada as reason for pulling out To read full article click here...

Metro Vancouverites set Broadway SkyTrain extension as a top transit priority: survey
May 23, 2018
Metro Vancouver residents believe adding SkyTrain and bus service and building the Millennium Line Broadway extension are the most important To re......

GE Confirms $11.1 Billion Transportation Merger With Wabtec
May 22, 2018
GE confirmed Monday that it's merging its transportation business with Wabtec in an $11.1 billion tie-up that's also the biggest deal to day for fi......

What We’re Watching: On your mark, get set… legislate!
May 22, 2018
Just before the hiatus, Garneau served notice his government would be advising the House to reject those amendments. To read full article click here...

$800K in provincial funding for railroad announced during election, NDP says millions more needed
May 22, 2018
Railway between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie was seeking $46 million in funding To read full article click here...

Rail siding would close crossing
May 22, 2018
The Canadian National Railway Co. intends to extend a rail siding under the Bridge Street overpass in Burlington and connect Calumet Street (at rig......

Surrey Launches New LRT Vehicle Showcase
May 22, 2018
Throughout May and June, the City of Surrey is inviting the public to check out its new prototype LRT vehicle To read full article click here...

'Master of persuasion': Why Brian Mulroney's NAFTA playbook remains relevant 25 years later
May 18, 2018
Political scientist Fen Hampson has written a new book about the former PM and his global legacy To read full article click here...

The Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure for the Port of Vancouver in British Columbia
May 18, 2018
PITT MEADOWS, BC, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - The quality of Canada's transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country's trade corridors ar......

Canada to invest $1.2bn in Calgary light rail transit project
May 18, 2018
The Government of Canada has decided to invest up to C$1.53bn ($1.2bn) in the Green Line Light Rail Transit project in Calgary, Alberta. To read ......

Promises from Ontario's three main political parties on transit
May 18, 2018
Here’s a glance at promises Ontario’s three major political parties have made on transit: To read full article click here...

CN Rail fined more than $1 million for violating Environmental Protection Act
May 18, 2018
MONTREAL -- Canadian National Railway has been fined more than $1 million for violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. To read full ar......

Transport minister announces $9.2 million investment in B.C.’s Ashcroft Terminal
May 17, 2018
Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau today announced a $9.2 million investment in a project at B.C.'s Ashcroft Terminal, a 320-acre privately ow......

Duos Technologies wins multi-million dollar contract with Canadian National Railway
May 17, 2018
The technology solutions company is also eyeing a Phase 2 bid to check for mechanical problems via algorithms To read full article click here...

New Virtual-Reality Video Aims to Reduce Collisions between Trains and All-Terrain Vehicles
May 17, 2018
OTTAWA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Spring has sprung, and that means thousands of Canadians will be jumping in the saddles of their all-terrain vehi......

CN Rail says operations performing better than expected after tough winter .
May 17, 2018
BOSTON - CN Rail says that its operations are performing better than it expected so far in the second quarter after a rough winter that led to the ......

Bank of Canada says NAFTA uncertainty weighing on investment
May 17, 2018
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Uncertainty about NAFTA renegotiations is one of the reasons the Bank of Canada has kept interest rates low, because concern abo......

Moving Canada's grain
May 16, 2018
Canadian Pacific (CP) plans to improve its reliability and movement of Canadian grain with significant capital investment in new rail cars (conting......

Trudeau makes last-ditch pitch to Trump for early NAFTA deal
May 16, 2018
It may be a long shot, but Canada is making a last-minute push to reach a NAFTA deal by the end of the week. To read full article click here...

PM says he’s making good on $1.53 billion in Green Line LRT funding
May 16, 2018
CALGARY—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recommitted Tuesday the previous federal government’s pledge to allocate $1.53 billion toward Calgary’s massi......

4 challenges NAFTA negotiations are facing as deadline looms
May 16, 2018
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chatted over the phone this week, discussing whether the North American Free Trade Ag......

Governments agree to fund $133m Lac-Mégantic rail bypass
May 15, 2018
Around $133 million in funding has been agreed in principle by the governments of Quebec and Canada to fund a rail bypass around the town of Lac-Mé......

Teamsters members voting on final Canadian Pacific Railway offer
May 15, 2018
Canadian Pacific Railway workers across Canada will vote this week on a final offer from their employer. To read full article click here...

As deadline nears, Trudeau, Trump discuss prospects of quick NAFTA deal
May 15, 2018
President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the possibility Monday of immediately wrapping up a NAFTA deal despite signs of ......

Ottawa to assess impact of climate change on Nova Scotia’s land link to Canada
May 15, 2018
Ottawa is spending $350,000 to study a critical transportation link connecting New Brunswick and Nova Scotia that could be washed away by rising se......

Consulate General of Argentina in Toronto - National Public Tender - Ministry of Transportation
May 14, 2018
The Ministry of Transportation of Argentina is currently calling for National Public Tenders for different projects. We believe this information ma......

CARS/CP Annual Members Only Lunch- SOLD OUT
May 14, 2018
CARS/CP Annual Members Only Lunch- SOLD OUT If you missed registration for this event please contact taisha_poulin@railwaysuppliers to be added to......

Lac-Megantic rail bypass to be funded jointly by federal, Quebec governments
May 14, 2018
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard were among those on hand to announce a commitment to build the 12.8-kilometre b......

Canadian Pacific Railway says improving grain transportation needs investment from system ‘bookends’
May 14, 2018
Grain-handling companies aren’t interested in sharing the blame for backlogs on the rails, said the executive director of the Western Grain Elevato......

NAFTA ministers part ways before all-important session next week
May 14, 2018
NAFTA negotiators parted ways for the weekend with multiple issues still unresolved and mere days left before what's being described as an unoffici......

Senate rejects Commons' transportation bill C-49 for 2nd time
May 11, 2018
In a rare move, the Senate is insisting on its amendments to the government's wide-reaching overhaul of the country's transportation regulations, s......

Ford says he would spend $5B on subways in Toronto
May 11, 2018
TORONTO -- Doug Ford talked transit for his first announcement in the provincial election campaign Wednesday, pledging a new $5 billion for subways......

Metro Line LRT work demands 'co-operation' from the city: Thales Canada
May 11, 2018
Edmonton’s signalling contractor Thales Canada issued a statement Wednesday criticizing recent city actions and saying a fix for the Metro Line LRT......

CN parking cars as it seeks more grain to move
May 11, 2018
The railway stepped up shipments in March and April but now the peak shipping period is over To read full article click here...

Lac-Mégantic is relocating its railway line and other cities want to follow the Quebec town’s tracks
May 11, 2018
Five years after the July 2013 rail disaster, municipalities across Canada say it’s time to force trains and their dangerous loads to run around po......

Ford says he won’t derail light rail transit
May 10, 2018
WATERLOO REGION — Region of Waterloo officials were left a little puzzled by a pledge from Ontario PC Party Leader Doug Ford, who says he'd "move f......

For first time in 12 years, the Senate twice demands changes to Commons bill
May 10, 2018
By insisting on amendments, the Senate could be setting up a conflict with the elected Commons To read full article click here...

Federal government, Quebec to announce Lac-Megantic rail bypass
May 10, 2018
The price tag for the 11-kilometre bypass — which will be announced on Friday nearly five years after a train derailed and exploded in a Quebec tow......

Streetcar rails found at construction site might be London's last
May 10, 2018
Remnants of the city's long-abandoned streetcar system were found under York Street To read full article click here...

Contract Awarded for Building Finch West LRT Line
May 09, 2018
The project to build the Finch West light rail transit line in northwest Toronto passed a major milestone Monday, May 7 when provincial government ......

Senators urge passage of amended transport bill
May 09, 2018
A handful of senators are urging their collective colleagues to pass the Trudeau government’s proposed transportation legislation, despite Transpor......

New railway track to bypass downtown Lac-Mégantic
May 09, 2018
Federal, provincial governments to announce new train route Friday To read full article click here...

5 Hamilton things to watch in the Ontario election
May 09, 2018
The provincial election campaign officially begins Wednesday with the issuing of the writs. And with police investigations, light rail transit and ......

Canada backs WTO as NAFTA talks continue
May 09, 2018
Forty one members of the World Trade Organization, including Canada, say they’re worried about rising global trade tensions and protectionism from ......

Mexico proposes solution to NAFTA auto parts stalemate; Canada-U.S. talks pushed to Tuesday
May 08, 2018
The NAFTA countries began a days-long negotiating round Monday in what could be their final chance for an agreement this year, before the talks ent......

Mayor John Tory promises rapid transit for Malvern despite funding uncertainty
May 08, 2018
Tory’s executive committee will debate recommendations to consider including Malvern extension as part of the Eglinton East light-rail line without......

Southern LRT extension could become election issue again
May 08, 2018
The provincial election may officially be starting next Wednesday, but the unofficial launch of the campaign was in the foyer of Mayor Jim Watson's......

Aecon consortium reaches financial close on Finch West Light Rail Transit project
May 08, 2018
TORONTO, May 7, 2018 /CNW/ - Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that Mosaic Transit Group has reached commercial and financial close on th......

NAFTA talks reach make-or-break point
May 07, 2018
Chrystia Freeland arrives in Washington Monday for more high-level talks To read full article click here...

Churchill, Man., railway deal in works, say First Nations and private company
May 07, 2018
Rail line owner Omnitrax says discussions continue with multiple interested parties To read full article click here...

There was no last spike, but the Confederation Line track is finished
May 07, 2018
Trains can now be tested in both directions on the 12.5-km rail line To read full article click here...

Strike at Canadian Pacific Railway postponed for now, unions say
May 07, 2018
Minister's order means no disruption in commuter or freight service as was previously expected To read full article click here...

Status of Bill C-49 After the Vote in the HoC
May 04, 2018
Dear CARS member Below please find the status of Senate recommended amendments to Bill C-49 documents after the vote in the HoC on Thursday May 3r......

Garneau agrees to Bill C-49 amendments
May 04, 2018
The federal transport minister will put forward a motion to accept Senate alterations to the bill To read full article click here...

CN Rail to purchase 350 new lumber cars from Hamilton's National Steel Car
May 04, 2018
National Steel Car says the order will result in the hiring of more than 250 workers To read full article click here...

Canadian rail association voices concerns over legalisation of recreational marijuana
May 04, 2018
If Canada goes ahead and legalises recreational marijuana the ‘normalisation’ of its consumption could increase at-risk behaviour on the country’s ......

Alstom’s hydrogen fuel cell train wins 2018 GreenTec Mobility Award
May 04, 2018
Alstom’s Coradia iLint, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered regional train, has won the GreenTec Award 2018 in the category Mobility by Sc......

Next Phase of Ottawa LRT Gets Major Boost from the Province
May 04, 2018
Ontario is increasing its investment in the next phase of Ottawa's Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, extending the line further to help manage cong......

Ont. government gives funding for downtown Toronto subway, other transit projects
May 04, 2018
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government is allocating the provincial share of funding needed to start building several major transit pro......

Metro Vancouver transit mega project costs should be broken down, say experts
May 03, 2018
TransLink must release more information about the specific costs involved in building a pair of multi-billion-dollar rail projects in Metro Vancouv......

Garneau set to urge House to undo Senate rewrite of transport law overhaul
May 03, 2018
When the curtain rises on the Commons Chamber this afternoon, Transport Minister Marc Garneau will have his first — and, depending on how the day u......

CN current to grain car order demand in Western Canada
May 03, 2018
MONTREAL, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CN (TSX:CNR) (NYSE:CNI) said today it has met all grain orders in Western Canada for the third straight ......

'Complete and utter disrepair': Business groups slam Ottawa's changes to transportation bill
May 03, 2018
OTTAWA - Business groups are warning that a recent motion introduced by the Minister of Transport could put shippers at a further disadvantage to C......

Further delays for transportation bill, say Tories
May 02, 2018
The Liberal government’s decision to reject a number of Senate amendments to a key piece of transportation legislation will cause further delays, C......

Reevely: Ottawa's LRT plan survives a trip through Ontario leaders' BS machine
May 02, 2018
The Progressive Conservatives will contribute the $1 billion in provincial money Ottawa needs for the next phase of its light-rail plans, leader Do......

Regina to spend $300K or more studying feasibility of removing rail lines from city
May 02, 2018
Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said removing the railway lines from the city may be the cheapest and least invasive option available to deal with rai......

Millennium Line, Surrey LRT megaprojects to cost $4.5 billion, says TransLink
May 01, 2018
The estimated combined budget for TransLink's two biggest proposed projects have gone up by over a billion dollars... To read full article click h......

Trump postpones decision on imposing steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada to June 1
May 01, 2018
With just hours remaining before Canada's exemption from new U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum was set to expire, the United States postponed its ......

Liberals reject Senate changes to air passenger rights, rail shipping bill
May 01, 2018
OTTAWA — Canada’s transport minister is rejecting a host of changes senators have made to legislation aimed at unclogging rail shipments and laying......

Mining Group Sounds Alarm in Canadian Railway Legislation Fight
May 01, 2018
A proposed law raising foreign ownership limits in airlines and Canada’s biggest railway carrier is headed back to the Senate, the latest step in a......

Limited spaces left for CARS/CP Annual Members Only Lunch-Register today
April 30, 2018
CARS Members Only Event For more information click here...

Tories Call on Ag Minister to Take Action on Bill C-49
April 30, 2018
Foothills Member of Parliament and Associate Agriculture Critic, John Barlow, is calling on Canada's Ag Minister to show some leadership in passing......

Extended NAFTA talks, U.S. tariff threats amplify trade uncertainty and complicate major investment deals
April 30, 2018
OTTAWA — Pressure is ramping up on Ottawa to conclude North American Free Trade Agreement talks, as trade uncertainty continues to complicate major......

Calgary explores allowing residential construction closer to rail lines
April 30, 2018
CALGARY —The City of Calgary is rethinking how it looks at risk as it prepares to finalize new rules about building near railway corridors. To rea......

Letter from Minister Garneau on Bill C-49
April 27, 2018
To view the letter from Minister Garneau on Bill C-49 click here. Additionally, I would like to point your attention to this link, for the motion ......

Ontario passes pay transparency legislation
April 27, 2018
Ontario passed pay transparency legislation on Thursday, making it the first province to do so.. To read full article click here....

Canadian dollar slips as investors assess NAFTA trade talks progress
April 27, 2018
The Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Thursday to approach the previous day’s three-week low, weighed by a cautious Bank of ......

Innovation minister puts IP strategy into motion
April 27, 2018
The minister of innovation unveiled a much-awaited intellectual property strategy for Canadian entrepreneurs today... To read full article click h......

Canada's Rail Crunch Is Adding to the Soaring Cost of Lumber
April 27, 2018
Just when it seemed lumber prices couldn’t surge any higher, problems for Canada’s railways mean the rally could continue. To read full article cl......

Keith Creel on healing the wounds at CP Rail
April 27, 2018
It was preordained that Keith Creel would become the 17th head of Canadian Pacific Railway... To read full article click here....

Ordered ratification vote averts CP Rail strike
April 27, 2018
Unions say they are advising their members to reject company offers and that a strike will occur once that happens A strike has been averted, at......

Canada sees progress on NAFTA auto rules; steel tariffs loom
April 26, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday that good progress has been made at the NAFTA trade talks on t......

‘Hard to say’ how CP rail vote will go: Hajdu
April 26, 2018
Canada’s employment minister says she isn’t sure how 3,000 union members will respond to the latest offer from Canadian Pacific Railway in an ongoi......

Hop aboard Ottawa's new light rail train
April 26, 2018
Media invited aboard test run from Tremblay to uOttawa stations Wednesday To read full article click here...

CARS Member News Release
April 26, 2018
GRIMSBY, Ontario (April 4th 2018) – Allied Track Services (ATS) is pleased to announce several corporate and operating developments geared to impro......

Canadian National Railway : APR 24, 2018CN gives $50,000 to benefit victims of Toronto attack
April 25, 2018
'On behalf of the entire CN family, I would like to express our condolences to the people of Toronto who experienced a senseless tragedy yesterday,......

CN Rail tackling capacity issues ‘with a great sense of urgency’
April 25, 2018
Canadian National Railway Co.’s interim chief executive Jean-Jacques Ruest said Tuesday the company is tackling its capacity challenges “with a gre......

VIA Rail celebrates achievements and resolves contribution to a sustainable future
April 25, 2018
Last year marked an important landmark in the history of VIA Rail Canada (VIA Rail) as the company celebrated its 40th anniversary. In the 2017 Sus......

GTAA and Metrolinx to study transit connections
April 25, 2018
TORONTO — The Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) and Metrolinx have announced a plan to work jointly to study potential regional and municip......

Mexico minister says NAFTA deal will depend on flexibility
April 25, 2018
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Tuesday that agreeing a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) ......

Trump’s Message to Congress: New Nafta or No Nafta
April 24, 2018
Trump has signaled his willingness to withdraw from Nafta entirely if he doesn’t get a deal he deems better for American workers To read full arti......

CN Rail chief Ruest speeds up spending in rush to ease congestion
April 24, 2018
Canadian National Railway Co.’s (CNR.TO) new boss is moving quickly to overcome service shortcomings that have curtailed profit and angered custome......

Why the Aecon sale is a good deal for Canada
April 24, 2018
Brian Tobin is chairman of the Aecon board of directors, and vice-chair of BMO Capital Markets, one of the financial advisers to Aecon. Michael Wil......

Ontario's proposed high speed rail a 'disadvantage' for rural communities, says OFA
April 24, 2018
Not everyone is happy about a provincial commitment to build a high speed rail line from Windsor to Toronto.  To read full article click here...

Unions agree to postpone Saturday strike at Canadian Pacific
April 23, 2018
MONTREAL/VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP.TO) and unions Teamsters Canada and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers......

Quebec figures call on government to drop Montreal light-rail project
April 23, 2018
Members of environmental, public transit groups want Quebec to abandon $6.3B REM project To read full article click here...

Mexican president says optimistic about reworking NAFTA trade deal
April 23, 2018
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Sunday he felt upbeat about reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) which includes M......

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
To read full article click here...

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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