Improved service for consumers and reduced dependence on taxpayer dollars is the mantra at Via Rail, judging by its annual public meeting webcast where its new president was front-and-centre to hammer home its intentions.
Via Rail has tentatively agreed to spend $10.2 million to repair tracks in northern New Brunswick used to provide passenger rail service to the Maritimes, federal Transport Minister Lisa Raitt announced Monday.
A New Brunswick mayor says reports of federal funding for repairs to a vital stretch of track in the province used by Via Rail is good news for all the communities along the passenger line in the Maritimes.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, an influential voice around the Harper government's cabinet table, said Friday he has lost all confidence in Steve Del Bosco's ability to run the Crown corporation and hinted his days are numbered.
A high profile federal cabinet minister is calling for new leadership at Via Rail. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made the call on Twitter Thursday night by saying he has lost confidence in the acting head of the Crown Corporation, Steve Del Bosco.
A photo of a Via Rail train passing through a level crossing without its barriers lowered in Ottawa has sparked anger on social media, but the crown corporation says at no time were drivers or pedestrians at risk.