Canadian rail rules derailed by American red tape

By: Dylan Robertson, Winnipeg Free Press; February 8, 2019 OTTAWA — Transport Canada had no clue what items American freight trains…

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Teamsters Canada Applauds Order to Use Train Handbrakes on Mountain Slopes

A press release from Teamsters Canada; February 8, 2019: Calgary, Feb. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teamsters are applauding Transport…

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Ontario’s Algoma Central: CAPT readies to up lobby efforts for passenger rail service

By Elaine Della-Mattia, The Sault Star; January 22, 2019 With a federal election just nine months away and one final…

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A former counsel of the chief rail U.S rail regulator wonders about its future mission

By John Kingston, Freight Waves; January 14, 2019 With precision railroading looming as the dominant operating strategy in the North…

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VIA Rail Canada expects decision on new Ontario-Quebec rail line this year

From CBC News; January 8, 2019 Transport Canada is expected to approve or deny Via Rail’s multi-billion-dollar proposal to flesh…

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Transport Canada calls on railroads to revise work/rest rules

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; December 27, 2018 Canada’s Transport Minister Marc Garneau has ordered the nation’s railroads to revise their…

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‘Time for Canadian Feds to re-fund the passenger train’, says coalition

By Staff, SooToday.com; October 30, 2018 NEWS RELEASE COALITION FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAINS It’s been three long years now since…

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Government of Canada invests $20.7 million to improve rail safety

A press release from Transport Canada; August 1, 2018: OTTAWA, Aug. 1, 2018 /CNW/ – With over 40,000 kilometres of…

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‘Cardinal rule violation’: Revelstoke, B.C., train engineer speaks out after unbraked explosive freight verdict

By David P. Ball, The Star; July 31, 2018 VANCOUVER—A longtime Canadian Pacific Railway engineer in Revelstoke, B.C., said he’s…

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