7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

High-speed rail not the right solution for Canada, VIA Rail CEO says

(Source: Financial Post, November 3, 2015)

OTTAWA — That the push for new high-speed train systems in Ontario and Alberta is gaining momentum just as the federal Liberals prepare to take office with plans to double infrastructure spending is surely more than a coincidence. But the head of Canada’s dominant passenger rail service, Via Rail Canada, says high-speed rail is a tremendously expensive proposition, and it makes little sense to invest in it until the serious existing congestion problems on Canadian railways is solved.

Full story: Financial Post

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

AAR reports rail traffic for week ending July 4, 2020
Labor union presses railroads on additional coronavirus measures
Opinion: Don’t believe Norfolk Southern’s explanation for closing Roanoke shops
Appropriations bill would block Amtrak service reductions
Intermodal volume props up U.S. rail traffic
Governor Murphy announces graduation of latest class of NJ Transit locomotive engineers
EPA studying disinfectants for trains, stations
Amtrak introduces lowest fares of 2020 for Acela and Northeast regional trains
Q&A: Unemployment and sickness benefits for railroad employees
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines