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News Transportation General
April 28, 2020  

BDS Fleet Service hires medical director during COVID-19

Fleet repair facility is introducing strategies employed by hospitals to minimize exposure risk.

News Transportation General
April 28, 2020  

TTC to temporarily lay off 1,200 staff members

Transit operator plans to maintain service at between 70% and 80% of normal levels.

News Transportation General
April 23, 2020  

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.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation General
April 21, 2020  

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.

News Transportation General
April 16, 2020  

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.

News Transportation General
April 2, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
March 31, 2020  

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

News Transportation General
March 12, 2020  

Canadians avoid public transit due to COVID-19

Approximately 30% of Canadians report decreased usage of public transportation due to COVID-19

News Transportation General
March 10, 2020  

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.

News Transportation General
March 10, 2020  

Efficient Trucking Program application launched, $11.8M committed

Eligible applicants can receive a rebate of up to 50% on fuel-saving devices.

News Manufacturing General
March 5, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
March 3, 2020  

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.

News Food & Beverage Transportation General
February 27, 2020  

Feds warned agricultural sector near ‘tipping point’ due to blockades

Producers are having difficulty getting their products to market

News General
February 27, 2020  

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

News Government Manufacturing Transportation General
February 24, 2020  

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.

News Oil & Gas Transportation General
February 20, 2020  

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.

News Construction Transportation General
February 20, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 18, 2020  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 13, 2020  

Feds invest $15M in western rail to improve transport capacity

Will improve shipping efficiency from the Alberta Industrial Heartland.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
February 12, 2020  

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.

News Transportation General
February 10, 2020  

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

News Aerospace Transportation General
February 6, 2020  

Disasters foretold: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Lac Megantic

Is the erosion of regulations to blame for notorious transportation tragedies?

News Aerospace General
February 6, 2020  

Quebec premier says returns will fly high with $30M airship investment

Would transport heavy cargo to the province’s far north by 2022-23.

News Aerospace Manufacturing Transportation General
January 24, 2020  

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

Feature Manufacturing Transportation General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
January 14, 2020  

Transportation innovator: Thordon Bearings founder joins global luminaries

Sandy Thomson is recognized for his polymer bearing innovations.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
January 9, 2020  

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.

News Government Transportation General
December 16, 2019  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing Transportation General
December 10, 2019  

MCI wins five-year contract for up to 50 commuter buses

Coaches are designed to accommodate all kinds of passengers and mobility devices.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 26, 2019  

[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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 25, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Transportation General
November 20, 2019  

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.