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Economist not aboard railroad expectations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NEW YORK — At an investor dinner hosted by Dahlman Rose, freight economist and transportation industry Noel Perry, served up a contrarian view of the rail industry.

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Vancouver port highlights rail importance for panel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver stressed the importance of rail service to the success of Canada’s Asia Pacific Gateway as the federal government continues to review freight service.

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West coast rail link aims to reduce border congestion

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — An extension of the second Amtrak Cascades train service between Vancouver and Seattle is being touted as one of the measures to reduce wait times at border crossings.

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Vanport teams up with CN to measure supply chain efficiency

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Port Metro Vancouver figures rail performance is a critical factor in becoming the most reliable and consistent supply chain in North America, and CN agrees.

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Ontario minister says modal shift isn’t government decision

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HAMILTON, Ont. — The deputy minister of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation says the province should not be steering shippers toward one transportation mode or another.

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Union strife could railroad CN deal; Teamsters trying takeover

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Former Canadian representatives of the United Transportation Union are trying to scuttle a tentative labor agreement with CN Rail by mounting a Teamsters takeover of the U.S.-based union.

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Shipper Survey: The cap back on capacity in ’11

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO – Shippers and freight carriers are feeling pretty good about 2011 as truckload, LTL, and rail are all poised to operate at “suitable levels of capacity,”

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Rail Strike Part Deux? CP headed for disruption this week

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA — Weeks after getting back on track from a major CN Rail disruption in March, some shippers may soon be bracing for another strike — this time by workers at Canadian Pacific.

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Hamilton Transportation Club Calls for New Members

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

HAMILTON, ON – The Hamilton Transportation Club (HTC) is in the midst of its 89th year and is urging its members to re-up for another term while inviting new members to join.