Category Archives for "National News"

Adults and children cycling through a park
Mar 12

National Active Transportation Strategy Launched

By Transport Action | National News

Transport Action Canada welcomes the announcement of $400 million for Canada’s first dedicated active transportation fund, and the launch of Canada’s first National Active Transportation Strategy. While $130 million has been invested in active transportation infrastructure over the past five years, that money has come from the same funding envelope as transit projects, leading municipalities to […]

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Mar 08

Coast-to-Coast Bus Network Proposed

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

Leaders in the motorcoach industry have been working together since the beginning for the year to develop a proposal to reconnect services across Canada through a Coast-to-Coast Bus Coalition and the re-assumption of federal regulatory responsibility for protecting a national network of essential routes. This would include the restoration of interline reservations and package services […]

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Winnipeg Transit Buses
Feb 12

Federal government announces $15bn for transit

By Transport Action | National News , Urban Transit

On February 10th, the Government of Canada announced $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next eight years, including permanent funding of $3 billion per year beginning in 2026. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Catherine McKenna were joined for the announcement by Canada Infrastructure Bank chair Tamara Vrooman and […]

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CN railroad maintenance worker
Aug 05

Transport Action calls for $5bn Strategic Rail Infrastructure Fund and Fair Rail for Passengers Act

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

Transport Action Canada has prepared a submission to the House of Commons Finance Committee in advance of Federal Budget 2021, titled Railways as The Key to Unlocking Canadian Productivity, Social Inclusion, and Climate-Change Performance. We are proposing that a Strategic Rail Infrastructure Fund be created as part of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program, reversing […]

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