CN strike exposes Canadian infrastructure flaws

Most of Canada’s transportation system, from Halifax to Vancouver, has been undercapitalized for years

CN strike exposes Canadian infrastructure flawsAfter a harvest from hell across the country, farmers now have to deal with a new problem: the CN strike. Over 3,000 Canadian National Railway Co. employees out of about 24,000 in Canada and the United States are off the job. They’re asking for better working conditions and safety improvements. Perhaps it’s not the most…

Airport land lease fees inflate Canadian travel costs

The land leases that the federal government requires of the 26 largest public sector airports under its control in Canada are entirely avoidable

Airport land lease fees inflate Canadian travel costsTravellers will be annoyed at yet another hike in the airport improvement fee (AIF), from $20 to $25, on every airline ticket originating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). But that’s a relatively minor irritant compared to another major airport expense that raises costs to airlines and, as a result, air fares. The land leases that…

WestJet adds non-stop flights between Calgary, Rome

The airline also announced it’s adding more than 300 Dreamliner departures to key transatlantic routes out of Calgary, including London, Paris and Dublin

WestJet adds non-stop flights between Calgary, RomeWestJet will offer seasonal non-stop service between Calgary and Rome on the airline’s state-of-the-art Dreamliner starting May 2, 2020, the company said on Wednesday. The service is subject to government approvals. “Whether they have Italian roots or are dreaming of a bucket list destination, Western Canadians have never had convenient, non-stop access to the Eternal…

High-speed rail case difficult to make

Governments and taxpayers need to look more closely at several factors, including transportation, impact and costs

High-speed rail case difficult to makeListen to the promoters and you would think the Vancouver-to-Seattle-to-Portland high-speed rail proposal is a great idea. For many, high-speed rail is a panacea that promises to solve all of our transportation and environmental problems. But governments and taxpayers need to look more closely at several factors, including transportation, impact and costs. High-speed rail has…

Privatization would allow Toronto’s airport to reach new heights

Privatization would improve Pearson’s position as a global hub and boost competitive options for travellers

Privatization would allow Toronto’s airport to reach new heightsOttawa’s plan to sell Canada’s airports appears to have been shelved, at least for now. That’s too bad. Privatizing Toronto Pearson International Airport could help pay for a needed rail link to the suburbs and surrounding cities, and make the airport more competitive globally. While many of the country’s airport authorities panned the idea, Pearson,…

Canadian airlines see growth in revenue and passengers

Canadian airlines see growth in revenue and passengersOperating revenue for the 26 largest Canadian air carriers totalled $6.6 billion in the first quarter, up 8.8 per cent from the first quarter of 2018, according to a study released by Statistics Canada on Monday. “The gain was driven primarily by increases in both passenger (+8.8 per cent) and goods (+6.0 per cent) revenue.…

How fleet management software enriched Enrich

CEO Eric Richer talks about how the company has disrupted the fleet management industry with a special focus on truck rental/leasing

How fleet management software enriched EnrichEric Richer is CEO of Enrich Software Corp. What is Enrich?  Richer: Enrich Software Corp. is a North American leader in providing software solutions in the fleet management industry. This small but mighty tech company is disrupting a traditional industry and providing innovative solutions for the next generation. What does it do? Richer: Enrich has…

Caring and compassionate transport for special needs students

Brooke Garcia talks about what keeps 4Seasons Transportation rolling and keeps its clients and their families happy

Caring and compassionate transport for special needs studentsBrooke Garcia is president of 4Seasons Transportation. Tell me a little bit about 4Seasons. The company's history and what you do? Garcia: We are a student transportation company focused on serving children with special needs in the Calgary and surrounding area. We employ caring and compassionate people, and train them to be professional drivers and…

WestJet sale to Onex clears another hurdle

WestJet sale to Onex clears another hurdleCalgary-based WestJet Airlines Ltd. has announced that Canada’s Competition Bureau has granted unconditional approval for WestJet's proposed sale to Onex Corp. by issuing a no-action letter. “Receiving unconditional approval from the Canadian Competition Bureau is another important step on our path to closing the transaction. We continue to engage with the relevant authorities on the…
1 2 3 4