Category Archives for "Interurban Rail and Bus"

Oct 24

Positive Train Control

By admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , National News , Topics

There has been a lot of talk on Positive Train Control, PTC, lately, especially with the New Jersey Transit, NJT, in Hoboken recently. Exactly what is PTC, why did it come in to being and what will it do? Positive train control (PTC) is a system of functional requirements for monitoring and controlling train movements as an attempt to provide increased safety. The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) describes Positive Train Control as having these primary characteristics:[1]

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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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