Welcome to Transport Action

Transport Action Canada, founded as Transport 2000 Canada in 1977, is the nation’s leading citizen transportation advocacy group. While our name has been updated, our mission remains the same: to seek sound public transportation policies, practices and services, especially modernized, intercity passenger rail and urban transit, which improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

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“Transport Canada Survey” & “Minister Marc Garneau to be on Facebook Live!”

From the Transport Canada website: The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation Transport Canada believes listening to Canadians will help us better fulfil our mandate, deliver programs, launch new initiatives and build...
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Auditor General’s Special Examination Report on VIA Rail

          Going before the judge must be a troubling experience for federal government departments and Crown Corporations.  And so it likely was for VIA Rail Canada when the Auditor General (AG) published its Special Examination Report (SER) covering the period...
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Annual General Meeting – Toronto, 14 May 2016

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting of Transport Action Canada will be held in room 302, Metro Hall, 55 John St., Toronto, at 2:00 PM on Saturday 14 May 2016. As of 12 May: Guest Speaker: Larry Krieg, Michigan Association of Railroad Passengers (MARP)....
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Transport Action in the media – April 2016

David Jeanes is featured in an interview concerning the 3 April 2016 Amtrak collision with a backhoe. CTV News: Amtrak train hits equipment on track; 2 workers die
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VIA Passenger Rail is Worth Saving

Former MP Bruce Hyer’s commentary “Why VIA Passenger Rail Is Worth Saving” in the Huffington Post calls for improved frequencies and renovation of VIA’s The Canadian...
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Input Provided on Multimodal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario

  The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) & the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development & Mines (MNDM) are currently developing a Multimodal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario (NOMTS). This initiative will define the improvements for the...
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Ontario-Wide Consultations on Modernizing Ontario Intercity Bus Regime

  Intercity bus service is a key component of a connected intercity public transportation network in Ontario.  For example, our Network Southwest Integrated Passenger Rail and Bus Action Plan proposes a strong network of buses connected to a rail “spine”. ...
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Intriguing Agreement between CN and the Province of Ontario

The busy CN mainline between Bramalea (Halwest) and Georgetown (Silver) has long been a bottleneck for increasing GO and VIA service to Kitchener and points further west like Stratford and London.  On June 14, Ontario announced that the province has secured an...
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Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan – TAO Comments

  Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) was released in June, 2016.   TAO has been actively involved, both through the Move the GTHA collaborative and as an individual organization.   TAO supports much of the CCAP.  However, we have identified...
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State of Transit Investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

    Transport Action Ontario is a core member of the Move the GTHA (MTGTHA) collaborative, a diverse group of organizations from health, labour, business, policy, environmental and citizen advocacy working together to build awareness, engagement and...
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VIA Rail partners with Maritime Bus

VIA Rail announced on June 21, 2016, that it is entering a new partnership with Maritime Bus that will allow passengers to book Maritime Bus tickets through VIA Rail. Starting July 14, passengers will be able to see bus options and purchase Maritime Bus tickets...
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Federal Transit Funding – 2

Peter Fassbender, provincial Minister Responsible for TransLink, responded to The David Suzuki Foundation’s open letter to various Metro Vancouver and provincial politicians urging them to come together to ensure Metro Vancouver receives a share of available federal...
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Next BC Meeting

The next meeting of Transport Action BC will be on Wednesday June 22, 2016. Waves Coffee Shop Meeting Room 100-900 Howe St (at Smithe) Vancouver, BC 7 pm to 9...
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Federal Transit Funding

The David Suzuki Foundation  is urging BC and Metro Vancouver’s political leaders to put aside their differences and create a common front to negotiate transit funding with the federal government. The Foundation sent an open letter to various politicians on May 18,...
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TAO submission to Transport Canada consultation on the future of transportation in Canada

Transport Canada is undertaking an on-line consultation on the future of transportation in Canada.  A series of questions were posed, with space provided for answers.   The submission made on behalf of Transport Action Ontario can be viewed here:TAO-submission to...
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