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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VIA Rail service to resume across Northern Ontario

The Canadian train will resume service across its entire route from Vancouver to Toronto on May 17th 2021 and Toronto to Vancouver starting on May 23rd, operating once weekly in each direction, to provide much-needed public transport for essential journeys between communities along the line. Rigorous health and safety protocols, including physical distancing measures, enhanced

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National Active Transportation Strategy Launched

Transport Action Canada welcomes the announcement of $400 million for Canada’s first dedicated active transportation fund, and the launch of Canada’s first National Active Transportation Strategy. While $130 million has been invested in active transportation infrastructure over the past five years, that money has come from the same funding envelope as transit projects, leading municipalities to

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Coast-to-Coast Bus Network Proposed

Leaders in the motorcoach industry have been working together since the beginning for the year to develop a proposal to reconnect services across Canada through a Coast-to-Coast Bus Coalition and the re-assumption of federal regulatory responsibility for protecting a national network of essential routes. This would include the restoration of interline reservations and package services

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Federal government announces $15bn for transit

On February 10th, the Government of Canada announced $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next eight years, including permanent funding of $3 billion per year beginning in 2026. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna were joined for the announcement by Canada Infrastructure Bank chair Tamara Vrooman and

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Ontario announces SW Ontario Transportation Task Force

Following up on Connecting the Southwest: A Draft Transportation Plan for Southwestern Ontario launched in January 2020, the province of Ontario has now convened a committee of regional municipal and indigenous leaders to work on details of implementation. Establishing a Southwest Task Force was one of more than 40 recommendations set out in the draft

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Rail freight growing in Québec

Story by Harry Gow. Photograph by Anthony Benard Prince The rail mode for freight is making gains in Québec. The Chemin de Fer de la Gaspésie is seeing work going on simultaneously on three bridges, with one already in place before the start of December. Following flood damage to the two existing railroad bridges over the Cascapédia River

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