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CN counts 1,500 first-responder signups for rail-car safety app

CN counts 1,500 first-responder signups for rail-car safety app

More than 1,500 first responders along CN's network have downloaded the AskRail mobile app to access real-time information about the contents of rail cars in their...

AMT looking for rolling stock supplier, operations and maintenance contractor

AMT looking for rolling stock supplier, operations and maintenance contractor

Montreal’s Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT) on Dec. 17, 2015 launched an international call for tenders to acquire new commuter railcars and award a contract for...

Liberal Amarjeet Sohi — from bus driver to $60-billion infrastructure chief

Liberal Amarjeet Sohi — from bus driver to $60-billion infrastructure chief

Amarjeet Sohi believes his unusual career path makes him well-suited to head the federal ministry that will dole out billions of dollars for infrastructure projects in...

Canada seen dawdling on ratification of key Pacific trade deal

Canada seen dawdling on ratification of key Pacific trade deal

Canada is set to hold back on ratifying a key Asia-Pacific trade treaty, a move that would assuage critics but might hamper Washington's bid to build domestic support for...

PM Justin Trudeau and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson discuss transit, housing, and more

PM Justin Trudeau and Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson discuss transit, housing, and more

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the first sitting Canadian prime minister to visit Vancouver City Hall since his father did in 1973, participated in a news conference with...

Canada's Trudeau has final say on CP-NS merger

Canada's Trudeau has final say on CP-NS merger

Rail industry cogitation focuses so far on Canadian Pacific's (CP) prospects for securing Surface Transportation Board (STB) approval for its—at first friendly and now...

Register Now! Canadian Rail Summit-May 11-13, 2016

Register Now! Canadian Rail Summit-May 11-13, 2016

Registration is now open for the Canadian Rail Summit 2016 – Canada’s leading rail event! When: May 11-13, 2016 Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre Explore...

Wabtec signs PTC contracts with Metra, Parsons Transportation Group

Wabtec signs PTC contracts with Metra, Parsons Transportation Group

Wabtec Corporation signed contracts worth approximately $45 million to provide equipment and services for a Positive Train Control (PTC) system for Chicago's Metra commuter...

Canadian oil firms stand to gain from U.S. lifting ban on crude exports

Canadian oil firms stand to gain from U.S. lifting ban on crude exports

Canadian oil producers should benefit from more favourable pricing over the long term as the United States moves to scrap a four-decade ban on crude oil exports, although...

Canadian Pacific sweetens bid to acquire Norfolk Southern

Canadian Pacific sweetens bid to acquire Norfolk Southern

The latest offer will give NS shareholders the opportunity to receive $32.86 in cash and 0.451 share of stock in the new combined company for each NS share. The new offer...

Finance Minister Bill Morneau seeks advice to boost economy

Finance Minister Bill Morneau seeks advice to boost economy

TORONTO—Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau says the new Liberal government will seek advice from experts in Canada and abroad on how to boost economic growth... To view...

Overpass, or underpass, in the cards for Steeles Avenue in Scarborough

Overpass, or underpass, in the cards for Steeles Avenue in Scarborough

Change may finally be coming to one of the more congested stretches of Steeles Avenue in Scarborough... To view the full article please click here.