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Dec 18

Second Update on Funding Gaps for Rapid and Conventional Transit in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

By TAO-admin | Ontario

Transport Action Ontario has released a second update report and backgrounder on funding gaps for transit in the GTHA.  It reflects an assumed rapid transit network as proposed by Metrolinx in their 2017 draft Regional Transportation Plan, rather than that identified in their 2016 discussion paper. These two reports update our two previous reports posted […]

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Jul 21

TAO questions Ontario’s high-speed rail proposal, calls for replacement by a high-performance rail plan

By TAO-admin | Ontario

TAO questions Ontario’s high-speed rail proposal, calls for replacement by a high-performance rail plan Will the Government of Ontario’s wildly optimistic predictions about the benefits of high-speed rail (HSR) actually materialize? The odds are they will not – and here is why. “High-speed rail’s problems stem mainly from implausibly rosy economic predictions followed by deeply […]

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Jul 21

Transport Action Ontario rejects high-speed political vanity project, calls for high-performance rail plan

By TAO-admin | Ontario

TORONTO – In a hard-hitting policy statement, the transportation advocacy group, Transport Action Ontario (TAO), calls for the rejection of the provincial government’s high-speed rail (HSR) proposal and its replacement with a more practical, high-performance rail (HPR) alternative. “Will the Government of Ontario’s rosy predictions about the benefits of HSR actually materialize?” asks TAO president […]

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