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Waterloo Region preps for LRT construction
Ontario's Region of Waterloo has launched a new website designed to keep residents and other interested parties updated on ION light rail transit construction, set to become intensive as 2015…
U.S. freight traffic maintains momentum
U.S. freight rail traffic continued gaining substantially during the first full week of August, ending Aug. 9, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 14.
Waterloo LRT construction start set
Construction of Ontario's second light rail transit system, initially set to link the municipalities of Waterloo and Kitchener, will begin Aug. 21, 2014, according to Canadian media.
Calgary Transit readies station opening
Calgary Transit's newest stop on its Northwest light rail transit line (Red Line), Tuscany Station, will open for revenue customer on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 the agency has announced on…
AAR: Good week, month of July, for U.S. rail traffic
U.S. rail traffic gained ground in the week ending Aug. 2, 2014, effectively wrapping up a solid month of gains, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Aug. 7.
Rail freight traffic continues to grow
The Association of American Railroads reported continued growth in U.S. rail traffic for the week ending July 26, 2014, with 306,988 total carloads, up 4.3% compared with the same week…
U.S. freight traffic gains again in latest week
U.S. freight rail traffic for the week ending July 19, 2014 advanced yet again, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, July 24, with Canadian rail traffic and Mexican carload…
Strike hits Bombardier Thunder Bay plant
Roughly 900 workers at Bombardier Transportation's Thunder Bay, Ontario, rail production plant walked off the job on Monday, July 14, 2014, following a breakdown in contract talks with management.
For U.S. freight traffic, gains keep accumulating
U.S. freight rail traffic continued growing in the week ending July 5, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Vancouver port adds agricultural shipping capacity
Canadian federal transport officials and others on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, celebrated the completion of work which expanded rail unloading capacity at West Coast Reduction Ltd.'s facilities at Port Metro…
U.S. freight traffic wraps up good June
U.S. freight traffic scored gains in the final full week of June ending June 28, 2014, capping off a full month of advances, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday,…
Intermodal volume boosts U.S. freight traffic
U.S. freight traffic scored another advance during the week ending June 21, 2014, aided by intermodal volume the Association of American Railroads described Thursday, June 26, as "the highest week…
Lawsuit against Waterloo LRT is abandoned
An anti-rail citizens coalition has abandoned its legal challenge against Ion light rail transit development in Ontario's Region of Waterloo, which includes the municipalities of Waterloo, Kitchener, and Cambridge.
GO Transit electrification likely a slow go
Plans to electrify the GO Transit regional rail network, previously pegged as a 10-year, C$1.8 billion endeavor, may prove problematic, Metrolinx CEO Bruce McCuaig has acknowledged.
U.S. intermodal leads North American freight traffic gains
All three major North American nations saw freight traffic gains during the week ending June 14, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads said…
Canada TSB clears interim CBR reforms
Canada's transportation accident investigators gave the country's rail regulator, Transport Canada, a passing grade on interim emergency directives introduced in April to reduce the chances of crude oil train explosions…
U.S., Canadian freight traffic keeps gaining
U.S. and Canadian freight traffic maintained positive momentum during the week ending June 7, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 12. Mexican intermodal volume also logged into…
U.S. freight traffic wraps up good week, month
U.S. freight traffic gained ground for both the week ending May 31, 2014, and indeed for the entire month of May, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, June 5.
Stage set for RSI/CMA 2014, Canadian Rail Summit
Conference registration and hotel reservations have begun for RSI/CMA 2014, the Railway Supply Institute's (RSI) annual trade show and conference, to be held in conjunction with the Railway Association of…
North American freight traffic growth rolls on
The three largest North American nations all saw freight rail traffic gain once again in the latest week ending May 24, 2014, the Association of American Railroads said Thursday, May…
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