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Dec 01

Dr. D. Michael Jackson 1940 – 2022

By Harry Gow | People

Dr. D. Michael Jackson, CVO, SOM, CD passed away at the age of 82 on November 23rd 2022. Michael Jackson was extremely important in the first years of Transport 2000 Canada (Transport Action Canada) and continued to be an active member for the rest of his life. He was President of the Regina Rail Committee, which became […]

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Sep 01

Dirk Partridge 1926 – 2022

By Harry Gow | People

by Harry Gow, with documentation by David Jeanes Longtime Office Manager of Transport 2000 / Transport Action Canada, Dirk Partridge, died on July 31st 2022 in Ottawa. Dirk Partridge was a founding member of the Amtrak management team, as Manager of Fares and Tariffs long before his retirement to Canada and to a second career […]

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Aug 24

Trip Report: Ottawa group trip to Alexandria

By Harry Gow | Trip Reports

Eight members of the Ottawa Transport Action discussion group traveled on VIA Rail trains to Alexandria ON and return on August 19th, 2022.  The undersigned met up with the group at Alexandria, having travelled by VIA Rail from Saint-Hyacinthe QC, again on a return trip. The objectives of the journey were familiarisation with the current […]

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School buses parked in Guelph, Ontario
Jul 22

Can School Buses provide Public Transit?

By Harry Gow | Interurban Rail and Bus

Transport Action Canada’s recent AGM featured a presentation by the former British Columbia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ms. Claire Trevena.  In the discussion that followed the question of using school buses to augment the options available to rural public transit users was raised.  It was clear that this option had not so far been tried in […]

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