Infrastructure agency hands $1.28B loan to Montreal rail project
Canada Infrastructure Bank will help finance a $6.3-billion electric rail system, largely managed and funded by Quebec’s pension scheme.
Aecon receives approval to rejoin Gordie Howe bridge consortium
Follows federal review of a now blocked takeover by a Chinese state-owned company.
UPS to test new electric vehicle
The parcel service is collaborating with Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks.
Lawsuit filed in fatal duck boat sinking seeks $100M
17 people were killed in Missouri when a tourist boat sunk on a lake in bad weather. The lawsuit claims negligence.
Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada
Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.
Groundbreaking ceremony held for new Gordie Howe international bridge
Canadian-financed span over the Detroit River to provide direct connections to existing highway networks in Windsor and Detroit.
Houston awards New Flyer a contract for up to 24 BRT buses
High-capacity rapid transit to increase mobility in America’s fourth-largest city.
TTC says 67 of its Bombardier streetcars will be sent back for repairs
Repairs will be made in Quebec, Bombardier covering the cost; completed by 2022.
CN must reopen vital Thunder Bay bridge to cars; Ontario’s top court rules
The agreement in question dates to 1906.
Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April
Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.
Canadian Pacific Rail reaches agreement with Teamsters to end strike
Full operations will resume May 31 across Canada.
CP Rail winding down service as it faces countdown to Tuesday evening strike
A strike would affect freight and commuter services.
Grain handling group says CP Rail offloading some blame for transport ills
Says problems moving grain are “clearly the responsibility of the railroads.”
Volunteers work to save vintage train simulator in Berlin
Early virtual reality experience to simulate unexpected emergencies of historical importance.
Royal Dutch Shell to sell stake in Canadian Natural Resources
Joins other energy players that have reduced their exposure in the oil sands.
CN Rail to purchase 250 lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer
Deliveries from National Steel Car are expected to begin in September.
Couillard wants Bombardier rail plant to get Montreal subway renewal contract
Concerned jobs could be at stake without new business at the La Pocatiere plant.
NYC awards New Flyer a contract for 108 Xcelsior buses
Add-on equivalent of 216 units to US subsidiary’s order backlog
Bombardier plant gets $54M Via contract to upgrade 17 train cars
Contract will allow for the stainless steel cars to become fully accessible.
Customers blame efficiency drives at railroads for backlogs over winter months
They cite reductions in crew, locomotives and cars in a drive to boost bottom lines for railroads.
Broken rail led to Saskatchewan potash train derailment: TSB
Crack had been there for some time and the rail broke when the train passed over it on Oct. 3.
UPDATE: CN apologizes, promises immediate action to clear grain shipment backlog
Offering incentives for key employees to delay retirement and postpone vacations, and to entice back recently-retired employees.
Grain industry facing ‘dire situation’ as backlog of grain shipments grow
Car order fulfilments from Canada’s two major railways was 38% during the week of Feb. 12.
CN and CP say service will improve as frigid winter weather subsides
Heavy snow in Western Canada and frigid temperatures slowed service fro both rail companies.
Hike in serious rail, pipeline accidents in 2017: Transportation Safety Board
Of 1,090 railway incidentslast year, 115 involved dangerous substances, including five accidents where the substances leaked.
If no orders, Bombardier may lay off hundreds at its Quebec railway plant
At least half of the factory’s 600 jobs on the line when Montreal subway contract complete.
MMA and former employees settle, fined $1.25M in Lac Megantic case
Found guilty of violating Quebec Fisheries Act after crude oil leaked into the Megantic Lake and Chaudiere River.
Canada, US plan expands preclearance: more customs facilities, more places
Plans to discuss potential US sites and the longer-term goal of applying it to commercial goods.
[Video] SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight
Powered by three boosters and 27 engines making it the most powerful working rocket.
Growing rail transport expected to bolster oil prices for Canadian producers
Will ease volume constraints on the Keystone pipeline system between Alberta and the US Gulf Coast.
Canadian railway industry waiting for proven technology to prevent crashes
Describes enhanced train control systems required to operate in the US next year are costly, unproven technology.
Fed regs make crash avoidance systems mandatory for new trucks, buses
Research shows these systems can reduce crashes by 29% where a light-duty vehicle loses control.