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January 11, 2019 1:44 AM Man working on helicopter hit by main rotor blades, killed

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Authorities say a man was hit in the head by the main rotor blades and killed while working on a helicopter at a Florida airport. A Hernando County Sheriff’s Office news release say 62-year-old Salvatore Disi died Thursday afternoon near the hangars at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport. Officials say two men were using a power 132

January 10, 2019 10:55 PM Feds to examine limo 3 months after wreck that killed 20

ALBANY, N.Y. - Some federal employees furloughed under the government shutdown may be recalled to start examining a limousine that crashed in rural upstate New York three months ago, killing 20 people, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. An NTSB statement said with the help of the county court, the agency is co-ordinating investigative 138

January 8, 2019 5:08 PM Washington State regulator denies bid to reconsider Hydro One-Avista deal

Washington state regulators have denied a request from Hydro One and Avista Corp. to reconsider the rejection of the Ontario utility’s planned multibillion-dollar takeover of the American company. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission says it will take no action on the request, which was made after regulators found the $6.7-billion planned 144

January 5, 2019 2:58 AM Saskatchewan wants to get out of direct involvement with transportation hub

Morgan says a consultant will be hired to come up with a new governance structure that will see the private sector operate the GTH, but under the terms of government legislation. “We believe the GTH plays a vital role in Saskatchewan’s export- oriented economy and will for many years to come,” Morgan said Friday in a release. “However, the GTH will be in a better 140

January 3, 2019 11:05 PM Idaho joins Washington state in denying Hydro One’s takeover of Avista Corp

The Idaho commission, like its Washington counterpart, raised concerns that the Ontario government, which owns 47 per cent of Hydro One’s shares, might meddle in Avista’s operations. It pointed to Ontario Premier Doug Ford’s move to force former Hydro One CEO Mayo Schmidt to retire, which was followed by the resignation of the entire 14-member board 127

January 2, 2019 9:36 PM We’re signing trade deals. Now, we have to use them

Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. market invoke the EU’s many languages (at least 47) and transportation issues as reasons for not vigorously tapping EU markets. And yet those same language “barriers” have not dissuaded Italian biscuit and French cheese exporters from ramping up their sales to Canada. And transportation challenges in an EU with an integrated 144

December 24, 2018 2:59 PM Air Canada gets regulatory OK to buy Aeroplan

Under their agreement, Air Canada will buy the Aeroplan business from Aimia for cash and also assume $1.9 billion of liabilities to points holders — partially backed by two banks that offer Aeroplan credit cards. Toronto-Dominion Bank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will pay Air Canada about $1.2 billion in total. The banks and Visa have agreed 145

December 21, 2018 4:45 PM Transport minister orders new fatigue rules amidst oil-by-rail ramp-up

Calling for “changes now,” Garneau says the new rules should address issues such as shift length, minimum rest periods and advance notice for work schedules. The order comes amidst an ongoing ramp-up in crude oil transport by rail and follows Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s pledge to buy new oil tanker cars that could eventually move an additional 120,000 barrels 140

December 17, 2018 11:16 PM Street closure designed to speed up Eglinton Crosstown construction postponed

A lengthy closure of a midtown intersection intended to accelerate work on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been postponed due to local opposition, a decision that comes on the heels of questions about whether the massive transit project will be done on time. Earlier this month Metrolinx, the provincial agency that oversees transit planning in the GTHA, announced 144

December 14, 2018 7:55 PM Lack of de-icing gear at remote airports puts passengers at risk, safety board warns

OTTAWA—Commercial flights from airports in northern Canada routinely put passengers at risk by departing while the aircraft are contaminated with ice and frost, a known cause of accidents, the Transportation Safety Board is warning. On Friday, the safety board issued an urgent call to Transport Canada to ensure better de-icing equipment at remote airports 135