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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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