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Canada targeted by more claims than U.S., Mexico under NAFTA

Canada targeted by more claims than U.S., Mexico under NAFTA

Canada has been the target of more claims in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)... To view the full article please click here.

Thales gets Mexican signal contract

Thales gets Mexican signal contract

Thales said Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 it will "provide its ETCS Level 2 signaling technology for the suburban rail line between Mexico City and Toluca... To view the full...

Canadians taxed too much, federal finance minister says

Canadians taxed too much, federal finance minister says

Canadians are already taxed too much, according to federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver, and his government is looking at ways to lower taxes rather than raise them... To...

San Francisco taps Siemens for additional LRVs

San Francisco taps Siemens for additional LRVs

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is exercising an option with Siemens... To view the full article please click here.

Ottawa LRT airport link praised in principle by city, airport authority

Ottawa LRT airport link praised in principle by city, airport authority

The proposed link to the Macdonald-Cartier International Airport in the proposed O-Train “Trillium Line” expansion... To view the full article please click here.

Coderre suggests extending métro's Blue Line above ground

Coderre suggests extending métro's Blue Line above ground

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre said the province should consider extending the métro’s Blue Line using an above-ground rail system... To view the full article please click...

CN's critical Chicago investments keep network fluid, help railroad handle rising demand and free up capacity in rail hub

CN's critical Chicago investments keep network fluid, help railroad handle rising demand and free up capacity in rail hub

Claude Mongeau, president and chief executive officer of CN (TSX: CNR) (NYSE: CNI), said today CN's substantial investments in its U.S. Midwest operations... To view the...

Exclusive - Canada insists on oil train tanker phase-out ahead of U.S

Exclusive - Canada insists on oil train tanker phase-out ahead of U.S

Canada is committed to taking outmoded tank cars off the rails years earlier than U.S. officials envision, sources familiar with negotiations say... To view the full article...

Canada Pacific rail maintenance workers set Feb. 15 strike deadline

Canada Pacific rail maintenance workers set Feb. 15 strike deadline

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd workers represented by Unifor have set a strike deadline of Feb. 15... To view the full article please click here.

Greenbrier lauds NTSB on tank car safety focus

Greenbrier lauds NTSB on tank car safety focus

The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. announced its support for the National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015... To view the full article please click here.

New Mayors Remain United On Two-Way All-Day GO Right Down The Line

New Mayors Remain United On Two-Way All-Day GO Right Down The Line

The faces may be new but the commitment to two-way all-day GO train service remains the same... To view the full article please click here.

The Caisse's first two mass transit projects in brief

The Caisse's first two mass transit projects in brief

With more than 16,000 daily riders, the Vaudreuil-Hudson train line is limited as to how much it can improve service... To view the full article please click here.