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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30 Years of Isolation

On January 15, 1990, sweeping cuts to passenger rail across Canada came into effect. We all remember the loss of iconic long-distance trains like the Atlantic through St. John, and the Canadian on its southern route through Thunder Bay, Regina, Calgary and Banff. Peterborough, Ontario lost its connection to Toronto, and countless smaller communities like

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Winnipeg’s Southwest Transitway Complete

Phase 2 of Winnipeg’s Southwest Transitway is largely complete, and is scheduled to open in April 2020, following testing and driver training. The Southwest Transitway is the first of several proposed Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors in the city. The transitway has been constructed in two separate phases, and is envisioned to run from downtown

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Charny station reopens, will include a railway museum

Le Groupe TRAQ became the principal tenant of VIA Rail’s Charny station on September 1, 2019. This new location will allow the group to display its collection of railway artifacts in a museum and ensure the quality of hospitality at the station for VIA Rail passengers. VIA Rail reopened the station in June, after being

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Ideas in Motion Campaign Launches

A convenient, affordable, and sustainable transportation agenda for election 2019 As polling day for the 2019 federal election draws ever closer, it’s increasingly apparent that two issues are on voters’ minds – cost of living and climate change. Cars are trucks are acknowledged to be a major contributor to greenhouse gases, and good public transport

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Portland-Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail “Makes Economic Sense”

On July 15, 2019 the Washington State Department of Transportation released its Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation study and business case, forecasting $355 billion in economic growth, up to 200,000 jobs created, and 3 million passengers annually.    https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/planning/studies/ultra-high-speed-travel/2019-business-case-analysis Transport Action BC agrees that high speed rail (HSR) linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland is a great idea,

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Maritime Bus owner wins 2019 John Pearce Award

Mike Cassidy, president and owner of Maritime Bus, (left) accepts the John Pearce Award for 2019 from TAA president Ted Bartlett. Transport Action Atlantic has selected Prince Edward Island entrepreneur Mike Cassidy as the winner of the 2019 John Pearce Award. The citation was created by the association two years ago to commemorate the lifetime

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