Welcome to Transport Action Canada!

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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High Frequency Rail progressing too slowly

Transport Canada issued an update to the High Frequency Rail Request for Expressions of Interest on October 31st. The document summarizes key themes stemming from industry responses to the RFEOI issued in the spring and the meetings Transport Canada has held with respondents, and provides additional information, clarifications, and changes to the project schedule. The

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High Frequency Rail progressing too slowly

Transport Action welcomes National Supply Chain Task Force Report

Transport Action Canada has reviewed the National Supply Chain Task Force Report and is pleased that federal Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra has publicly acknowledged it as a qualified analysis of Canada’s serious supply chain impediments. With certain exceptions, set out below and in a letter to the Minister, Transport Action fully endorses the report

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Transport Action welcomes National Supply Chain Task Force Report

Hyperloop prototype unveiling raises questions

TransPod, a Canadian hyperloop startup, unveiled its “FluxJet” vehicle, a proposed very-high-speed ground transportation system, at the Mars Discovery District in Toronto on July 22, 2022.  The company presented its pod technology, and demonstrated a one-third sized scaled-down FluxJet pod performing a slow-speed take-off, travel, and landing procedure within a cylindrical guideway. TransPod has proposed

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Hyperloop prototype unveiling raises questions

Federal transit fund should ensure “Nobody Left Behind”

This summer, Infrastructure Canada started the process of public consultations on the design and implementation of a Permanent Public Transit Fund, seeking feedback to inform a long-term transit investment strategy that aims to build complete, sustainable and inclusive communities and unlock opportunities to address other challenges, including housing affordability. Initially announced in February 2021, alongside

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Federal transit fund should ensure “Nobody Left Behind”

Cobourg commuters rally for return of rail

Cobourg commuters campaigning for the reinstatement of VIA Train 651, the early morning service from Kingston to Toronto that serves all stops along the lakeshore route, and its evening return service, held a rally at their station on September 24th, 2022. David Piccini, the local Member of Provincial Parliament who has been closely involved with

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Cobourg commuters rally for return of rail

Transport Action calls for protection of stationary passenger trains

Equipment availability of the existing corridor fleet and locomotives is becoming increasingly problematic for VIA Rail as it waits for the delivery of the new Siemens trains. This included the failure of train 79 on September 6, 2022 due to a fuel leak, which was then stranded most of the night waiting for a relief

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Transport Action calls for protection of stationary passenger trains