Transport Action in the News

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