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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Transport committee holds hearings on VIA disruptions

In response to the disruption of train services due to the winter storm on December 23rd, and due to the CN derailment near Grafton, Ontario between December 24th and 26th, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities invited VIA Rail executives and Transport Action Atlantic president Tim Hayman to testify before

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Transport committee holds hearings on VIA disruptions

All aboard the future

A ride aboard VIA Rail Canada’s new Siemens Charger/Venture trainsets As a railfan, I take the train any time I can. Not only is it a much cleaner and convenient way to travel, but I genuinely find it to be fun. When my employer gave me the opportunity to travel to headquarters in Montréal, I

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All aboard the future

A win in Court for the Quebec Tramway

The project for a tramway across the City of Québec has attracted much opposition from a segment of the population that gets around by car and is opposed to spending money on a competing mode of transport.  The city is the least-densely settled of Québec’s major population centers, with the footprint of Montréal, but a

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A win in Court for the Quebec Tramway

Lessons must be learned from Christmas travel woes

Winter happens in Canada, and we cope. Storm Elliot felt like getting all of winter all at once for much of the country. Thousands of motorists we stranded on highways and local roads, spending uncomfortable nights in their vehicles. However, the story that made headlines was VIA Rail services between Toronto and Ottawa being severely

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Lessons must be learned from Christmas travel woes

The Vancouver Island Railway: Shame or Opportunity?

Maybe some politicians think that Vancouver Island is of little significance, possibly unaware of its rapid population growth, expected to exceed a million people by the end of the decade? Transport Action Canada believes that the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway corridor is of national consequence to Canada’s travel network and supply chain, and represents an opportunity

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The Vancouver Island Railway: Shame or Opportunity?

Gaspé railway expects to reopen to Port-Daniel-Gascons in 2023

2023 is expected to be a good year for the Gaspé railway, with reopening as far as Port-Daniel-Gascons possible by the end of the year, together with the line being ready for the return of passenger service at least as far as New Carlisle. The Ministère des Transports du Québec (MTQ) which owns the railway,

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Gaspé railway expects to reopen to Port-Daniel-Gascons in 2023