Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

The Mount Royal Tunnel’s southern portal, seen from Montreal Central Station prior to construction of the REM.
Sep 12

Ideas in Motion 2019 – Policy Support for Intercity Rail

By Transport Action | 2019 Election , Ideas in Motion , Intercity Rail and Bus , Policy Briefings

A robust nationwide passenger rail network is important to our country, offering economic opportunity, tourism stimulus, an
alternative to congested highways, and climate change mitigation. Passenger demand for rail travel is rising, and VIA Rail Canada’s
fortunes are improving. Passenger revenues are up and new rolling stock has been approved for the Windsor-Quebec City corridor.
A Government decision on VIA’s High Frequency Rail proposal is expected soon. However, significant challenges remain, particularly
to long-distance services in the Maritimes and western Canada, where neither the need for essential transportation service nor
demand for an internationally competitive travel network and is being met. This largely stems from VIA Rail’s reliance on track
owned by Canada’s freight railways, which prioritize freight movements over passengers, limit service frequencies, and cause delays.

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Jul 16

Portland-Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail “Makes Economic Sense”

By Transport Action | British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus

On July 15, 2019 the Washington State Department of Transportation released its Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation study and business case, forecasting $355 billion in economic growth, up to 200,000 jobs created, and 3 million passengers annually. Transport Action BC agrees that high speed rail (HSR) linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland is a great idea, […]

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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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Feb 07

Building upon the Community Transportation Grant Funding

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

Transport Action Ontario warmly welcomes the Ontario government’s release of $30 million in Community Transportation Grant funding on Friday, January 25th 2019. The investment represents the first tangible step toward restoring inter-community bus services in Ontario since earlier cuts by numerous Ontario bus providers. This funding, which follows on from $3 million in pilot project […]

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