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 for you. Really.


We exist to advocate on your behalf so that the decision makers follow through on what they promised to YOU.. 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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Gaspé Railway Reopening Progress

After facing bankruptcy in 2014 as a result of declining freight traffic, the Gaspé railway is fast becoming a turnaround success story for shortline railroading in Canada, supporting new industries in the Gaspésie. Several new bridges have been built, and the whole route is expected to be completely reopened by 2024.

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Transport Action calls for $5bn Strategic Rail Infrastructure Fund and Fair Rail for Passengers Act

Transport Action Canada has prepared a submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee in advance of Federal Budget 2021, titled Railways as The Key to Unlocking Canadian Productivity, Social Inclusion, and Climate-Change Performance. We are proposing that a Strategic Rail Infrastructure Fund be created as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, reversing

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Altantic “Travel Bubble” update

The “Atlantic bubble”, has now been in effect for a full month, allowing residents of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador to travel throughout the four provinces without restriction. Although no new cases of Covid-19 have been attributed to the easing of travel barriers within the region, the premiers have

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A Rail Renaissance for Alberta?

Calgary to Banff Passenger Rail to be studied by Canada Infrastructure Bank After more than thirty years, the return of passenger rail to Calgary is a step closer. On June 9, 2020, the Government of Alberta recommended a proposal for a Calgary-Banff rail service for consideration by the Canada Infrastructure Bank. This 130 km route

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National Day of Action for Transit on May 28th

Essential workers — nurses, doctors, cleaners, grocery store staff and many more — rely on transit to get to work, and public transit across Canada has kept running, often with rear-door boarding and no fares to protect drivers, throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Now public transit systems across Canada are facing service cuts and driver layoffs,

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Long-distance trains and motor coaches are essential services

On May 6th, 2020, VIA Rail announced that the suspension of the Ocean and Canadian trains due to the coronavirus crisis would be extended until November 1st. With uncertainty as to when both interprovincial and international travel will resume, let alone when leisure travel will return to pre-coronavirus levels, VIA Rail’s move provides a level

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