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ENR awards Nile valley resignalling contract

ENR awards Nile valley resignalling contract

EGYPTIAN National Railways (ENR) has awarded Alstom a contract worth around €100m to supply signalling equipment... To view the full article please click here.

Yes and No sides ramp up their campaigns in run-up to transit funding plebiscite

Yes and No sides ramp up their campaigns in run-up to transit funding plebiscite

Battle lines are being drawn across Metro Vancouver as those for and against a proposed “congestion tax”... To view the full article please click here.  

Ottawa threatens to use rare law in Buy America dispute in B.C.

Ottawa threatens to use rare law in Buy America dispute in B.C.

OTTAWA—The federal government is threatening to throw a wrench into Alaska’s plans to build on Canadian turf exclusively with American steel and iron... To view the full...

Orient express, China's grand plan for a New Silk Road

Orient express, China's grand plan for a New Silk Road

High-speed trains, high-tech ports, China's new trade network is vast, fast and hugely ambitious... To view the full article please click here.

Is Ontario ready to reclaim the ‘economic engine’ title?

Is Ontario ready to reclaim the ‘economic engine’ title?

OTTAWA—Inside his humming facility on the outskirts of Ottawa, Mark Perry’s operation pumps out specialized plastic products... To view the full article please click...

How light rail transit can improve your health

How light rail transit can improve your health

We have all heard plenty of questions about Waterloo Region's forthcoming light rail transit project... To view the full article please click here.

Metro Vancouver mayors gear up for transit plebiscite

Metro Vancouver mayors gear up for transit plebiscite

With two months before a contentious vote on a proposed 0.5 per cent boost in the provincial sales tax... To view the full article please click here.  

VIA Rail's ambitious new CEO

VIA Rail's ambitious new CEO

Ever since Canada's state rescue of passenger trains in 1977, VIA Rail has depended on the government... To view the full article please click here.

Harper postpones Three Amigos summit amid chilly relations with U.S. and Mexico

Harper postpones Three Amigos summit amid chilly relations with U.S. and Mexico

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has postponed the North American leaders’ summit with U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto... To view the...

CP's next move?

CP's next move?

In the wake of Canadian Pacific Railway's offer to merge with CSX, there was much speculation about CP's ambitions... To view to the full article please click here.

Freight traffic: Good first full 2015 week

Freight traffic: Good first full 2015 week

North American freight rail traffic for the week ending Jan. 10, 2015 – the first full week of 2015... To view the full article please click here.

CN reaches tentative labour agreement with Teamsters union representing rail traffic controllers in Canada

CN reaches tentative labour agreement with Teamsters union representing rail traffic controllers in Canada

MONTREAL, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - CN (CNR) CNI, +0.29% announced today that it has negotiated a tentative labour agreement with the Teamsters Canada Rail Conference-Rail...