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News Energy Manufacturing Transportation General
February 20, 2020  

Baloney Meter: Rail blockades and government authority over the police

Conservative claim that the minister of public safety has the ultimate authority over Canada’s national police force is declared a lot of baloney.

News Energy Manufacturing Transportation General
February 20, 2020  

Via Rail lays off 1,000 temporarily as blockades drag on

Comes amid growing pressure on the federal government to take action.

News Oil & Gas Transportation General
February 20, 2020  

No injuries as CN train carrying crude oil derails in NW Ontario

CN says 31 cars came off the tracks near Emo, Ont, most carrying crude and at least two were leaking.

News Construction Transportation General
February 20, 2020  

Ontario introduces bill to speed up GTA transit project construction

The bill proposes to cut the land expropriation process from a year to approximately seven months.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 18, 2020  

Bombardier to sell train unit to France’s Alstom, shedding biggest division

Will focus on business jets as Alstom scales up amid rising competition from China’s state-owned CRRC.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 13, 2020  

Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity

Will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 12, 2020  

Railways under stress as anti pipeline blockades continue

CN Railway warns it will have to close “significant” parts of its network unless blockades on its rail lines are removed.

News Transportation General
February 10, 2020  

Rand Logistics to acquire American Steamship Company from GATX

Combination of the two marine shippers will create the largest and most diverse fleet on the Great Lakes

News Aerospace Transportation General
February 6, 2020  

Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic

Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?

News Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation General
January 24, 2020  

Selling aviation makes sense for Bombardier, says industry analyst

Its railway operations are a steadier generator of cash flows, but the sale of aviation could face political opposition because it is a major Canadian employer

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January 14, 2020  

Transportation innovator: Thordon Bearings founder joins global luminaries

Sandy Thomson is recognized for his polymer bearing innovations.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
January 14, 2020  

More shippers and shipping companies promise to avoid Arctic routes

The signatories control about one-third of the shipping industry by market share.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
January 9, 2020  

New York City pulls 298 Bombardier subway cars, cites safety concerns

Problems with car doors adds to additional issues with Bombardier’s performance noted by the MTA.

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January 1, 2020  

Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020

Here are the lists of winners and losers

News Government Transportation General
December 16, 2019  

Ontario cancels Hamilton light rail project in what mayor calls a ‘betrayal’

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath, who represents a Hamilton riding, said she plans to fight to save the LRT project.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General
December 10, 2019  

MCI wins five-year contract for up to 50 commuter buses

Coaches are designed to accommodate all kinds of passengers and mobility devices.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General
November 27, 2019  

Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels

Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 26, 2019  

[BREAKING] Teamsters say they have reached a tentative deal with CN, work set to resume [UPDATED]

Union said normal operations at CN will resume Wednesday at 6 a.m. local time across Canada.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

CN strike prompts potash mine shutdown, triggers 550 temporary layoffs [UPDATED]

Halting operations for two weeks starting Dec. 2, most of the mine’s product is shipped by the railway.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

CN strike triggers layoffs as rail activity hits the brakes

Furloughs affect Unifor members who are not on strike but who work at CN’s Halifax facility.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 20, 2019  

CN Rail strike, lack of trucking alternatives stoke forest industry fears

Forest industry supplies about 10% of the tonnage transported on Canada’s railway system.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
November 20, 2019  

Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike

Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 19, 2019  

More than 3,000 CNR rail workers on strike: union

Teamsters say passenger rail services in the three biggest cities would not be affected by a strike.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
October 28, 2019  

3,000 CN Rail unionized workers threaten national strike on Nov. 19

Teamsters Canada Rail Conference is putting pressure on the railway ahead of a resumption of negotiations that will include mediators.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
October 24, 2019  

CP Rail bullish amid global headwinds and record Q3 revenues

Revenues were up across all nine lines of business, although volumes dipped in key areas.

News Manufacturing Transportation Economy General
October 23, 2019  

CN Rail cuts profit forecast for 2019 amid ‘softer’ economy

Freight volumes below expectations, manufacturing has also fallen off.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
October 22, 2019  

Transdev wins contract for Hurontario light rail transit project

The 19-stop light rail transit system runs along Hurontario St. from Port Credit to south Brampton.

News Transportation General
October 17, 2019  

Ontario drops plan to upload Toronto subway as city supports Ford plan

Mayor John Tory said leaving the subway system under city ownership was a key requirement of council when it entered into discussions with the province.

News Automotive Transportation General
September 19, 2019  

Goodyear ordered to pay US$6.7M for death from exploding tire

Garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
September 19, 2019  

New Flyer announces additional 110 buses for Washington

New buses provides increases passenger capacity to 115 people.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
September 11, 2019  

Nova Bus delivers two electric buses to CUTRIC project

Integrated battery system delivers better fuel economy, while reducing maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

News Aerospace Transportation General
August 13, 2019  

Judge sides with American Airlines over worker slowdown

Judge found merit in statistics compiled by American showing that workers took longer to fix planes and delayed more tasks.