Recent news articles and editorials featuring our public transport and passenger rail advocacy.
Opinion: New hope for Cape Breton’s rusting rails – Cape Breton Post
The Cape Breton Post published an opinion piece Transport Action Atlantic president Ted Bartlett on July 13, supporting infrastructure investment in the island’s dormant rail line, and calling on local Liberal MPs to get behind the initiative.
Cutting service actually costs more – Railway Age
Railway Age published an extensive article critical of Amtrak’s plan to cut all but one of its long-distance routes to tri-weekly. The story used analysis by Transport Action Atlantic vice-president Tim Hayman, based on the experience of VIA Rail’s Ocean, to support the position that tri-weekly passenger trains are a recipe for disaster.
Global: Does Via Rail’s survival depend on a new route through Ontario and Quebec?
Global News interviewed Transport Action Canada president Terry Johnson as for of a four-part documentary series on the challenges facing VIA Rail.
Globe and Mail: Coalition presses Ottawa to Provide Bailout for Canadian Public Transit
Halifax Today: Advocacy group Calls for Emergency Funding for VIA Rail and Long-Distance Bus Services
The Tyee: Essential Passenger Rail Still Shut Down in Northern BC
Postmedia: Public transit, active transportation the way of the future, says advocate
London Free Press: Solution already exists to region’s rail deficiencies
Transport Action Canada president Terry Johnson highlights the opportunities for High Performance Rail in southwestern Ontario.
Chatham Daily News: Transportation advocates still waiting for regional plan
Cape Breton Post: Cape Breton’s rail line in danger of being dismantled
CBC Windsor: Why SW Ontario should care about Via’s Toronto-Quebec high-frequency plan
CBC Ottawa: LRT’s early champions mark bittersweet victory
London Free Press: High-speed rail halted, but advocates still pushing for better train service
CBC: What happened to Via Rail’s plans to expand service in the Maritimes?
TVO: High Speed Rail is a win for cities. But who loses?
Wawa News: Brutal treatment by CN is damaging VIA’s flagship Canadian train all across Canada
Halifax Examiner: VIA planning to restore some regional service to the Maritimes
Hamilton Spectator: Let’s not forget the steel wheel in climate change
London Free Press: Passenger Rail aid good for economy and planet
Photo: CN Newsprint Car – Earl Minnis