Category Archives for "National News"

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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Sep 11

Ideas in Motion Campaign Launches

By Transport Action | National News

A convenient, affordable, and sustainable transportation agenda for election 2019 As polling day for the 2019 federal election draws ever closer, it’s increasingly apparent that two issues are on voters’ minds – cost of living and climate change. Cars are trucks are acknowledged to be a major contributor to greenhouse gases, and good public transport […]

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Jun 25

High Frequency Rail moves a step closer with Canada Infrastructure Bank involvement

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

On June 25th 2019, at the former VIA Rail station in Trois-Rivières, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Cynthia Garneau, VIA Rail Canada President and CEO, and Pierre Lavallée, Canada Infrastructure Bank President and CEO announced $71.1 million in funding from the Government of Canada […]

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