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News Transportation General
August 22, 2018  

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.

News Construction Manufacturing Transportation General
August 15, 2018  

Aecon receives approval to rejoin Gordie Howe bridge consortium

Follows federal review of a now blocked takeover by a Chinese state-owned company.

News Automotive Transportation General
August 1, 2018  

UPS to test new electric vehicle

The parcel service is collaborating with Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks.

News Transportation General
July 30, 2018  

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.

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July 23, 2018  

Canada’s wholesale sales rise 1.2% in May: Statistics Canada

Construction materials show strength, automotive and supplies fall.

News Construction Manufacturing Transportation Economy General
July 18, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
July 16, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Production
July 4, 2018  

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.

News Transportation General
June 11, 2018  

CN must reopen vital Thunder Bay bridge to cars; Ontario’s top court rules

The agreement in question dates to 1906.

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June 6, 2018  

Statistics Canada says trade deficit narrowed to $1.9B in April

Canadian exporters in for a rough ride, says TD.

News Transportation General
May 30, 2018  

Canadian Pacific Rail reaches agreement with Teamsters to end strike

Full operations will resume May 31 across Canada.

News Government Transportation General
May 29, 2018  

CP Rail winding down service as it faces countdown to Tuesday evening strike

A strike would affect freight and commuter services.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
May 11, 2018  

Grain handling group says CP Rail offloading some blame for transport ills

Says problems moving grain are “clearly the responsibility of the railroads.”

News Manufacturing Transportation General
May 10, 2018  

Volunteers work to save vintage train simulator in Berlin

Early virtual reality experience to simulate unexpected emergencies of historical importance.

News Energy Oil & Gas Transportation General
May 8, 2018  

Royal Dutch Shell to sell stake in Canadian Natural Resources

Joins other energy players that have reduced their exposure in the oil sands.

News Forestry Manufacturing Transportation General
May 2, 2018  

CN Rail to purchase 250 lumber cars from Hamilton manufacturer

Deliveries from National Steel Car are expected to begin in September.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
April 16, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
April 10, 2018  

NYC awards New Flyer a contract for 108 Xcelsior buses

Add-on equivalent of 216 units to US subsidiary’s order backlog

News Manufacturing Transportation General
April 4, 2018  

Bombardier plant gets $54M Via contract to upgrade 17 train cars

Contract will allow for the stainless steel cars to become fully accessible.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
April 2, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
March 28, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
March 7, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 27, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 21, 2018  

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.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas Transportation General
February 21, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Production
February 19, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 6, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
February 6, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 5, 2018  

[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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General
January 17, 2018  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
December 20, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Transportation General
December 18, 2017  

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.