Ontario has committed an initial investment of more than C$11 billion ($8.6 billion) to make high-speed rail service between Toronto and Windsor a reality as early as 2025.
On Sept. 1, 2016, the Canadian government awarded a lion’s share of transit development agreements in the province of Alberta to the city of Edmonton.
The building blueprints continue in Canada: The province of Alberta is the latest participant with the Government of Canada’s historic C$120 billion (US$92 billion) “Investing in Canada” plan for public infrastructure across the country over the next 10 years.
In 2013, Alstom won the contract to supply and maintain 34 Citadis Spirit light rail vehicles to the city of Ottawa for the O-Train Confederation Line. Now, it has won the system maintenance contract.
Canadian mining company KWG Resources announced on August 22 that it has signed a framework strategic cooperation agreement with China Railway First Survey and Design Institute Group (FSDI) to carry out a bankable feasibility study for a multi-user railway linking mines in northern Ontario’s Ring of Fire region to a junction with Canadian National’s (CN) Winnipeg – Nakina – Sudbury main line at Exton.
VIA Rail released its annual report on May 6, 2016, and for the first time in seven years, posted both ridership and revenue gains.
Transport Canada’s selection March 11, 2015 of new tank car specifications is surely a harbinger of the choice the White House will make later this spring from among the options proposed by U.S. rail and hazmat regulators.