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Apr 15

High Frequency Rail has grown into a megaproject, can it succeed as one?

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

Transport Action is concerned that scope changes put the entire High Frequency Rail project in jeopardy due to the significant cost escalation, and we are very disappointed that a final decision to proceed is unlikely to be made before the next federal election in 2025, despite the many years of work already done and millions of dollars already spent on the project.

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Green Party MP Elizabeth May with chief of staff Debra Eindiguer, travelling by train for an election campaign visit in Montreal.
Feb 09

VIA Rail Canada Act reintroduced in Parliament

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich—Gulf Islands, has once again introduced the Via Rail Canada Act into Parliament as private member’s bill C-236.[1] The proposed bill’s objective is to give VIA Rail a proper legislative mandate as a Crown Corporation, prevent the privatisation of long-distance routes, and ensure the continuity of existing northern and remote services. […]

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Grand River Transit Bus
Jan 19

Bus proposal would link Grand River cities

By Transport Action | Ontario

ATU Canada and Unifor Local 4304 have teamed up with the Transit Advocacy Alliance of Guelph to develop a proposal that would provide frequent transit bus connections between Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph; and between Cambridge and Brantford, linking the cities of the Grand River watershed. In the province of Ontario’s draft regional transportation plan […]

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