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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New VIA Rail corridor fleet taking shape

Siemens is close to delivering the first of the new VIA Rail corridor trains, ordered in December 2018, for testing, starting in late summer. A second train will follow later in the year, and testing of both new trains will take place primarily on VIA-owned track between Ottawa and Coteau. The work will continue through

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Edmonton to Kamloops bus service starting May 20th

Kamloops-based motorcoach operator Thompson Valley Charters, despite suffering a serious loss of charter business due to the pandemic, has launched a scheduled service between Kamloops and Edmonton. The service will begin on May 20, 2021, using full-size motorcoaches equipped with washrooms, onboard wi-fi, and USB charging ports. Initially, this new bus service will run eastbound

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Quebec City Tramway wins provincial backing

Canadian cities have been vying for federal funds and provincial support for expansionist transit capital projects. For years, debate has raged in Québec City over road projects and tram or bus projects without reaching any consensus.  Montréal has finally had a rush of investment, and Québec City was feeling left behind, so Québec Mayor Labeaume asked if his

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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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