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City objects to funding (and not getting) LRT
Light rail transit destined to serve Ontario's Waterloo Region will include financial contributions from Cambridge, Ont., even though that municipality won't benefit from any LRT service at the onset.
More Kitchener-Toronto GO service eyed
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne says GO Transit train service between Kitchener, Ont., and Toronto will be bolstered significantly by the end of 2016.
Judge dismisses challenge to Waterloo LRT
A judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging plans to construct light rail transit in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario.
Ontario premier affirms transit fund
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has pledged that the province's upcoming fiscal budget will include a dedicated transit fund, though sources for such a fund remain unclear, given that Wynne has…
AAR: U.S. freight traffic rallies as February ends
U.S. freight rail traffic was mixed over the 28 days of February, but advanced in the final days of the month included in the latest tally offered by the Association…
TSB: Lac-Mégantic crude as explosive as gasoline
The crude oil aboard the ill-fated train that destroyed downtown Lac-Mégantic was as explosive as gasoline, Canada's Transportation Safety Board revealed on March 6, 2014, eight months to the day…
Region of Waterloo awards LRT DBOM contract
Ontario province's Regional Municipality of Waterloo on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, approved a C$1.9 billion (US$1.7 billion), 30-year contract to GrandLinq, one of three consortia competing to build an 11.8-mile…
Mississauga-Brampton LRT project advances
Ontario adjoining cities Mississauga and Brampton, just west of Toronto, have recently completed preliminary design and environmental assessment work for the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit Project, extending from Hurontario Street…
U.S. freight traffic rallies in latest week
Reversing course from last week's declines, both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume gained ground during the week ending Feb. 22, 2014, measured against the comparable week in…
U.S. freight traffic falters in latest week
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume declined during the week ending Feb. 15, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of American Railroads reported…
Irving Oil sets tank car conversion plan
Saint John, New Brunswick-based Irving Oil Ltd. announced plans Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, to voluntarily convert its older DOT-111 tank cars used in crude-by-rail (CBR) business—which has soared in recent…
Back to mixed results for U.S. freight traffic
Resuming a pattern predominant through 2013, U.S. intermodal volume gained ground, while U.S. carload freight fell short, during the week ending Feb. 8, 2014, the Association of American Railroads reported…
CN, AMT sign Deux-Montagnes Line deal
Montreal's Agence Metropolitaine de Transport (AMT, or Metropolitan Transportation Agency) has signed an agreement to buy the Deux-Montagnes line from CN for an undisclosed price. The purchase is subject to…
Freight traffic falls for week, gains in January
U.S. freight rail traffic declined during the week ending Feb. 1, 2014, but gained ground during the month of January, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Feb. 6.
Kitchener to Waterloo, by LRT
After an absence of more than 67 years, rail transit is poised to return to Ontario's twin cities.
Poll perpetuates Scarborough Line fracas
Public opinion over the future of Toronto Transit Commission's Scarborough Line apparently continues to vacillate, with a new poll suggesting light rail transit (LRT) once again is favored over a…
More BiLevel coaches for GO Transit
Metrolinx, the agency overseeing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area in Ontario, said it has awarded Bombardier Transportation a contract to supply an additional 65 double-deck coaches for GO Transit…
U.S. freight traffic rebounds strongly
Up the first week in 2014, and down the second, U.S. freight traffic reversed the trend yet again to the plus side in the third week ending Jan. 18, 2014,…
U.S. freight traffic falls in 2014's second week
Both U.S. freight carload traffic and U.S. intermodal volume failed to gain ground during the week ending Jan. 11, 2014, measured against the comparable week in 2013, the Association of…
Strong Christmas week for U.S. freight traffic
U.S. rail traffic for the week ending Dec. 28, 2013 advanced strongly, the Association of American Railroads reported Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. U.S. freight carload traffic gained 8.1% when measured…
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