Category Archives for "Ontario"

Oct 10

Public Statement on VIA Rail Canada’s High Frequency Rail Proposal

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Latest News , Ontario

Background: After an analysis of available public information on VIA Rail Canada’s High Frequency Rail (HFR) proposal, Transport Action Ontario has issued the following statement: Since our founding nearly 30 years ago, Transport Action Ontario (TAO) has strongly supported intercity passenger rail, as it provides many economic, social and environmental benefits to Canadians. The Windsor-Quebec […]
Source: TAO

Oct 06

Public Release of Ministerial Mandate Letters

By TAO-admin | Highways & Bridges , Interurban Rail and Bus , Latest News , Northern Ontario , Ontario , Press Releases and Open Letters , Urban Transit

On October 6, 2018, Transport Action Ontario issued the following letter to Premier Ford, urging public release of the  mandate letters that are sent to all ministries. The letter can be viewed here:  TAO-LettertoFord-mandateletter2018-09 On October 6, 2018, Transport Action Ontario issued the following letter to Premier Ford, urging public release of the  mandate letters […]
Source: TAO

Sep 15

New Commentary explores how passenger rail service in Northern Ontario could enhance intercommunity connectivity and quality of life

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Latest News , Northern Ontario , Ontario

A new commentary on the benefits of passenger rail in Northern Ontario has been published by the Northern Policy Institute.  It is authored by three close colleagues of Transport Action Ontario – Lucille Frith ( current board member), Linda Savory-Gordon (past board member) and Howie Wilcox (current board member of Transport Action Canada).   It […]
Source: TAO

Sep 15

Toronto Subway Uploading Takes First Step

By TAO-admin | Latest News , Ontario , Urban Transit

One of Premier Ford’s signature campaign promises was to upload responsibility for existing and new subway infrastructure from the City of Toronto. Day-to-day operation and proceeds of fare revenue would remain with the City. (See earlier posts on this website for details and analysis of all transportation campaign promises). In September, the Province took the […]
Source: TAO

Aug 24

SWOTA letter on Environmental Assessment for High Speed Rail in Southwestern Ontario

By clair | Ontario

Transport Action Ontario is a core member of the Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance (SWOTA). This group has just sent a letter to Ontario Minister of Transportation John Yakabuski regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) for High Speed Rail. SWOTA is encouraging the Minister to remove the restriction placed upon the EA by the previous government and give equal consideration to the High Performance Rail (HPR) alternative. HPR involves enhancing services over the existing rail corridors.

The SWOTA letter can be viewed here: SWOTA-Yakabuski – August 2018