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
Rail blockade by Tyendinaga Mohawk remains after police deadline passes
Trudeau informed premiers of measures being taken to ensure critical needs are addressed as blockade impacts economy.
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?
Quebec premier says returns will fly high with $30M airship investment
Would transport heavy cargo to the province’s far north by 2022-23.
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.
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.
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.
[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.