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.
Via Rail lays off 1,000 temporarily as blockades drag on
Comes amid growing pressure on the federal government to take action.
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.
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.
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.
Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity
Will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland.
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.
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
Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic
Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?
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
Transportation innovator: Thordon Bearings founder joins global luminaries
Sandy Thomson is recognized for his polymer bearing innovations.
More shippers and shipping companies promise to avoid Arctic routes
The signatories control about one-third of the shipping industry by market share.
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.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers
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.
MCI wins five-year contract for up to 50 commuter buses
Coaches are designed to accommodate all kinds of passengers and mobility devices.
Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels
Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.
[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.
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.
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.
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.
Liberal government urged to intervene to end CN rail strike
Scheer and Alberta officials call on Trudeau to bring legislators back sooner.
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.
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.
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.
CN Rail cuts profit forecast for 2019 amid ‘softer’ economy
Freight volumes below expectations, manufacturing has also fallen off.
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.
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.
Goodyear ordered to pay US$6.7M for death from exploding tire
Garbage truck driver killed when a tire he was inflating exploded.
New Flyer announces additional 110 buses for Washington
New buses provides increases passenger capacity to 115 people.
Nova Bus delivers two electric buses to CUTRIC project
Integrated battery system delivers better fuel economy, while reducing maintenance costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
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.