Category Archives for "Atlantic"

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 […]
Source: TAA

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 […]
Source: TAA

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 […]
Source: TAA

Jan 03

Advocacy award honours John Pearce

By Transport Action Atlantic | Atlantic

How does an organization appropriately acknowledge more than four decades of dedicated service to its cause?  When president emeritus John Pearce advised his TAA colleagues last summer in a brief e-mail that his health no longer would permit him to maintain an active role, that question immediately arose.  The answer came from vice-president Ashley Morton: […]
Source: TAA