Transport Action Canada, founded as Transport 2000 Canada in 1977, is the nation’s leading citizen transportation advocacy group. We represent the interests of consumers or users of public transport services in Canada. Here are some of the main issues that our advocacy work revolves around:

  • the development of rail passenger services in Canada;
  • the future of inter-city bus services and their connectivity to rail and air services; 
  • urban and commuter transit systems; 
  • the implications to consumers of the deregulated airline industry in Canada; 
  • the impact on the public interest of demands for new highway spending

We're here to help you get there.

We exist to advocate on your behalf so that the decision makers understand the needs of passengers, and follow through on what they promise. That new bus stop. That construction being complete. More bus or train times... So on. And we'd love to keep you in the loop.

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Parking charges coming to more VIA Rail stations

VIA Rail will introduce paid parking at more stations starting on June 10, 2024, affecting locations like Charny and Cobourg. Many small communities lack sufficient local transit alternatives, so this may deter passengers.

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Parking charges coming to more VIA Rail stations

Seat selection and baggage fees come into force on VIA Rail

When the new VIA Rail reservation system was launched in November 2023, all fees for baggage and seat selection were waived for a limited time. As expected, these fees are now being applied, taking effect on June 10, 2024. Unfortunately, the “Escape” fare type also becomes completely non-exchangeable as well as non-refundable, which is a

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Seat selection and baggage fees come into force on VIA Rail

VIA Rail sets out vision for growth in 2030 plan

VIA Rail Canada’s president and CEO, Mario Péloquin, unveiled the Crown corporation’s new strategic plan “VIAction 2030” on Thursday May 23, 2024. Speaking to an event hosted by the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, Mario Péloquin said his objective was “to make VIA Rail the champion of the passenger train”, no less, and that Canada was at last joining

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VIA Rail sets out vision for growth in 2030 plan

Farewell to Renaissance in the Corridor

VIA Rail’s Renaissance trains in the Quebec-Windsor corridor are being retired and replaced by the new Venture fleet with introduction of VIA Rail’s summer timetable on May 27, 2024.

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Farewell to Renaissance in the Corridor

Amtrak Adirondack Service Off to Disappointing Start to the Summer

One of Amtrak’s three cross-border routes is off to another rocky start to the summer as New York City – Montreal Adirondack route will be cut back to Saratoga Springs from May 20 for ‘anticipated track work’ over the summer. Initially, this suspension was to run until to June 30 but it has now been

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Amtrak Adirondack Service Off to Disappointing Start to the Summer

HFR project presentation to Toronto Railway Club

Martin Imbleau, President and CEO of VIA HFR – VIA TGF Inc, provided a presentation and project update to a lunch organized by the Toronto railway Club on May 10, 2024. While the government is currently running the procurement process for a “private development partner” to design, construct and operate High Frequency Rail, VIA-HFR is

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HFR project presentation to Toronto Railway Club