Category Archives for "Atlantic"

May 09

Transit advocate wins 2018 John Pearce Award

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic

South West New Brunswick Transit Authority chair Stan Choptiany of St. Andrews NB (at right) receives the 2018 John Pearce Award from Michael Perry, a long-time member of Transport Action Atlantic’s board of directors. This year’s outstanding public transportation advocacy award recognizes Mr. Choptiany’s leadership in returning daily bus service to rural Charlotte County. The […]

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May 01

TAA 2018 AGM – this Saturday!

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic

Transport Action Atlantic’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, this coming Saturday. All are welcome to attend! Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m CN Pensioners Centre 1 Curry Street (off Donald Avenue) Moncton NB This year’s feature will be an engaging presentation – Why Canada Needs Passenger Trains  –  A serious message, with a […]

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Mar 05

From surfaces to services

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic

New Brunswick releases report and recommendations on inclusive and sustainable transportation  – by Yves Bourgeois                “A developed country is not a place where the poor have cars. It’s where the rich use public transport.” – Enrique Penalosa, former Mayor of Bogota New Brunswick citizens and policymakers need to pivot their thinking significantly from surfaces to […]

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Feb 06

Canada doesn’t end at Quebec City! Maritimes VIA service needs new equipment now

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic

Transport Action Atlantic is viewing recent statements from both Prime Minister Trudeau and Transport Minister Marc Garneau on the future of VIA Rail service with a mixture of optimism and concern.  Both have been quoted in media interviews as being supportive of the Crown corporation’s proposals for enhanced rail passenger service in the Quebec City-Windsor […]

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Jan 08

Marine Atlantic cost recovery reaches 70% – Corporation holds annual public meeting

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic

Marine Atlantic’s customer satisfaction rates increased to 77 per cent during the 12-month period ending March 31, 2017, and on-time performance rates improved to 91 per cent.  The vessel reliability rate stood at 99 per cent, and the Newfoundland ferry service recorded its second consecutive year of growth, the first back-to-back passenger increases in almost […]

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