Bombardier signs $721M deal with TransLink
Contract for 205 new SkyTrain cars
Bombardier names veteran exec Bart Demosky as CFO
Has had executive roles at Universal Rail Systems, Canadian Pacific Railway and Suncor Energy.
Crude by rail bounces back in September from summer lows
CER says 94,440 barrels per day moved, nearly double the 51,000 bpd shipped in August.
Electrifying Canada’s bus fleets needs $3B a year: Transit group
$1.5 billion set aside to get 5,000 electric school and transit buses on the road in Canada by 2025.
ATS reorganizes its transportation business to mitigate COVID-19 impact
Includes the closure of facilities along with workforce reductions, primarily in Europe and Asia.
Truckers’ fears of US pandemic trip up sector in recession
Absence of big-rig drivers has thrown up an additional barrier to fleets scrambling to meet demand for essential goods.
Pipeline owner fined for unsafe incident near GO tracks in Greater Toronto
The Canada Energy Regulator says the incident near Oakville, Ont., could potentially have resulted in fatalities and injuries
Via laying off about 1,000 workers as pandemic impacts its business
Employees will receive a temporary written layoff notice that respects their collective agreement’s terms.
Ontario invests $10M to support road and highway projects
Additional funding supports road and highway projects in municipalities across the province
CN investing $310M in Ontario to strengthen its rail network
Will focus on intermodal facilities, rail and tie replacement and maintenance of track infrastructure.
Quebec port project aims to win back market share
US East Coast volumes surge due to shifting global supply chains.
Transdev Canada adds 27 electric school buses to its Quebec fleet
Global transportation company plans to electrify 100% of its Quebec school buses by 2025.
BC, Ontario shipyards team up to win multibillion dollar icebreaker contract
The agreement between Seaspan Marine and Heddle Shipyards represents the type of co-operation rarely seen within Canada.
Transportation to be revolutionized over next decade: Frost & Sullivan
Hyperloop, air taxis, and suborbital rockets could enable a traveler to reach any location on earth in 60 minutes.
US agrees to Canada’s request to extend non-essential travel
The US has more than 1.5 million active cases of COVID-19, 42% of the world’s active caseload.
Electrifying Quebec’s economy will require natural gas: MEI
Research paper contends there’s not enough hydro capacity with power being used for heating.
Experts warn of increasing car use, loss of transit routes post crisis
Transit providers face sharp revenue declines; new public aversion to shared spaces could extend into the long-term.
Ballard gets follow-on order from Solaris in The Netherlands
Fuel cells will power 20 Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses in South Holland, the most populous province of The Netherlands.
BDS Fleet Service hires medical director during COVID-19
Fleet repair facility is introducing strategies employed by hospitals to minimize exposure risk.
TTC to temporarily lay off 1,200 staff members
Transit operator plans to maintain service at between 70% and 80% of normal levels.
Mullen Group reports 1,000 layoffs as pandemic slows economy, trucking
Company has established a $5-million family assistance fund to help staff affected by the downturn.
Bombardier to help make 18,000 ventilators at shuttered Thunder Bay plant
Will carry out sanding, painting and assembly work on the equipment for Brampton, Ont.-based O-Two Medical Technologies.
Railways confront tough times with volumes dropping as recession looms
Carloads fell more than 17% year-over-year as industrial supply chains remain shut down and retail severely curtailed.
Cargo ship denied entry to port of Halifax over COVID-19 concerns
Siem Cicero is carrying a shipment of cars, which is considered non-essential.
San Diego MTS orders 26 more buses from New Flyer
The order replaces older, end-of-life vehicles with lower-emission and more efficient buses
Canadians avoid public transit due to COVID-19
Approximately 30% of Canadians report decreased usage of public transportation due to COVID-19
CUTRIC launches research group for autonomous mass transit
The primary goal is $1.1 million from partners and the feds to enable autonomous shuttles to serve transit-starved communities.
Efficient Trucking Program application launched, $11.8M committed
Eligible applicants can receive a rebate of up to 50% on fuel-saving devices.
Bombardier investigating reported links to Uighur forced labour in China
Australian Strategic Policy Institute says factories supplying global brands – exploited more than 80,000 Uighur Muslims transferred out of their home province.
Armoured vehicle market to jump to $21.97B: Allied
The boost in the market is due to militarization of law enforcement agencies and surge in demand for bulletproof vehicles.
Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades
Producers are having difficulty getting their products to market
New Flyer wins order for fuel cell buses in Illinois
Since 1993, New Flyer has delivered 175 buses to the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District