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

Motorcoach Passenger Research Project

Are you frustrated with the state of motorcoach service across the country?
You are invited to participate in our Canada-wide Motorcoach Travel Survey and share your views, experiences, and aspirations for the future of Canada’s motorcoach network.

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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Minister of Transport announces yet another study of SW Ontario passenger rail service

Federal Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra made the trip down from Toronto by train and an announcement at the Windsor VIA Rail station on August 30th. We are pleased by government’s continued interest in moving toward enhancing services in Southwestern Ontario, which we recognise as a major opportunity both to enhance VIA Rail’s revenues by

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Minister of Transport announces yet another study of SW Ontario passenger rail service

Dirk Partridge 1926 – 2022

by Harry Gow, with documentation by David Jeanes Longtime Office Manager of Transport 2000 / Transport Action Canada, Dirk Partridge, died on July 31st 2022 in Ottawa. Dirk Partridge was a founding member of the Amtrak management team, as Manager of Fares and Tariffs long before his retirement to Canada and to a second career

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Dirk Partridge 1926 – 2022

Trip Report: Ottawa group trip to Alexandria

Eight members of the Ottawa Transport Action discussion group traveled on VIA Rail trains to Alexandria ON and return on August 19th, 2022.  The undersigned met up with the group at Alexandria, having travelled by VIA Rail from Saint-Hyacinthe QC, again on a return trip. The objectives of the journey were familiarisation with the current

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Trip Report: Ottawa group trip to Alexandria

A Grand Tour of Canada for Minister Guilbeault

Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Steven Guilbeault, made a commitment during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow to travel across Canada by rail, conducting climate policy consultations. On July 13, 2022 it was reported that the promised trip had been called off due to the lack of passenger rail

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A Grand Tour of Canada for Minister Guilbeault

Can School Buses provide Public Transit?

Transport Action Canada’s recent AGM featured a presentation by the former British Columbia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ms. Claire Trevena.  In the discussion that followed the question of using school buses to augment the options available to rural public transit users was raised.  It was clear that this option had not so far been tried in

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Can School Buses provide Public Transit?

One tunnel or two? The Third Link is a superhighway Québec City doesn’t need

The recently proposed changes to the Québec Third Link project do not make it any more acceptable, and Transport Action continues to share the concerns of Équiterre, Accès Transports Viables, Trajectoire Québec, the David Suzuki Foundation, Vivre en Ville and the Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Capitale-Nationale who are partners in the Non au

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One tunnel or two? The Third Link is a superhighway Québec City doesn’t need