Category Archives for "Interurban Rail and Bus"

Feb 05

Passenger Rail and Bus in SW Ontario – letter to Transport Minister Garneau

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

The Southwestern Ontario Transportation Alliance (SWOTA), which includes Transport Action Ontario as a core member, has sent a letter to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport regarding our Network Southwest Passenger Rail and Bus Service Action Plan, requesting action.   The letter and key attachments can be viewed here: SWOTA Letter to Marc Garneau […]

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Feb 05

“Let’s not forget the steel wheel in climate change” – Op/Ed piece in Hamilton Spectator

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Media Releases , Ontario

Transport Action Ontario board member Ken Westcar recently published the following Op-Ed piece in the Hamilton Spectator of  February 4, 2016.  It is reproduced below.   Our thanks to the Hamilton Spectator for publishing this article.   Let’s not forget the steel wheel in climate change Rail service The Canadian Press Ken Westcar argues upgrading existing […]

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Jan 25

Benefits of Intercity Passenger Rail in Climate Change Strategies

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

Transportation has been the most challenging sector in Ontario for reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  A paper by Transport Action Ontario shows that GHG emissions from diesel-based intercity passenger rail travel in Canada are about 2 to 3 times lower per passenger-km than emissions from equivalent travel by car or personal truck.  Intercity passenger rail […]

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