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…

Record quarterly revenue for Canadian Pacific Railway

Revenue growth across every line of business, says company

Record quarterly revenue for Canadian Pacific RailwayCalgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. announced on Tuesday record second-quarter revenues of $1.98 billion, an increase of 13 per cent from last year. It also had record earnings per share (EPS) with reported diluted EPS of $5.17 or $4.30 on an adjusted diluted EPS basis. “I commend the team for this record second-quarter performance,” said…

Okotoks-based Mullen Group acquires two companies

Argus Carriers Ltd. and Inter-Urban Delivery Service Ltd. provide transportation and logistics services in the Lower Mainland of B.C.

Okotoks-based Mullen Group acquires two companiesOkotoks-based Mullen Group Ltd. has acquired Argus Carriers Ltd. and Inter-Urban Delivery Service Ltd., which provide transportation and logistics services in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. “I am extremely pleased that Argus and Inter-Urban will now be part of our organization,” said Murray Mullen, chairman and chief executive officer, in a news release. “They are…

WestJet, Delta Air Lines move closer to joint venture

Canadian Competition Bureau gives clearance. Regulatory approval still needed from U.S. Department of Transportation

WestJet, Delta Air Lines move closer to joint ventureCalgary-based WestJet and Delta Air Lines announced on Thursday that their proposed U.S.-Canada transborder joint venture has received clearance under Canada's Competition Act from the Canadian Competition Bureau.  The airlines said the bureau issued a no-action letter confirming that it doesn’t intend to challenge the proposed joint venture agreement between WestJet and Delta. “Today's clearance by…
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