Category Archives for "Ontario"

Jul 15

Input Provided on Multimodal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

  The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) & the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development & Mines (MNDM) are currently developing a Multimodal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario (NOMTS). This initiative will define the improvements for the movement of people & goods over the next twenty five years, throughout the Cambrian Shield. Our affiliate organization, the Northern […]

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Jul 07

Ontario-Wide Consultations on Modernizing Ontario Intercity Bus Regime

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

  Intercity bus service is a key component of a connected intercity public transportation network in Ontario.  For example, our Network Southwest Integrated Passenger Rail and Bus Action Plan proposes a strong network of buses connected to a rail “spine”.  However, the reality in Ontario is very different – with declining service and reduced frequencies.   […]

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Jul 06

Intriguing Agreement between CN and the Province of Ontario

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario , Urban Transit

The busy CN mainline between Bramalea (Halwest) and Georgetown (Silver) has long been a bottleneck for increasing GO and VIA service to Kitchener and points further west like Stratford and London.  On June 14, Ontario announced that the province has secured an agreement-in-principle with CN that will allow GO Regional Express Rail to be built […]

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Jun 25

Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan – TAO Comments

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Letters , Ontario , Urban Transit

  Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) was released in June, 2016.   TAO has been actively involved, both through the Move the GTHA collaborative and as an individual organization.   TAO supports much of the CCAP.  However, we have identified two significant concern areas related to transportation: No consideration was given for increased role of […]

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Jun 25

State of Transit Investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

By TAO-admin | Ontario , Urban Transit

    Transport Action Ontario is a core member of the Move the GTHA (MTGTHA) collaborative, a diverse group of organizations from health, labour, business, policy, environmental and citizen advocacy working together to build awareness, engagement and education in support of investment in the GTHA’s transportation system.   The collaborative intends to release a report […]

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