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Feb 22

Western Ontario Wardens Caucus endorses importance of VIA Rail

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

In a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Wynne, the Western Ontario Wardens Caucus (WOWC) recognized the importance of VIA Rail to the economy and the vital role it can play in economic and environmental improvements.  The letter references key reports produced by Transport Action Ontario and its affiliates, including our  Network SouthwestPlan, our […]

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Feb 10

Support for Expanding VIA Rail Service Toronto-St Catharines-Niagara Falls

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

At a Council meeting on February 8, St Catharines City Council voted unanimously to request that VIA Rail restore effective train service to Niagara.   Transport Action Ontario  submitted a letter and presented a deputation to Council supporting this request.    In our view, both VIA and GO are needed to fully meet Niagara’s needs.   The deputation and […]

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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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