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School buses parked in Guelph, Ontario
Jul 22

Can School Buses provide Public Transit?

By Harry Gow | Interurban Rail and Bus

Transport Action Canada’s recent AGM featured a presentation by the former British Columbia Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, Ms. Claire Trevena.  In the discussion that followed the question of using school buses to augment the options available to rural public transit users was raised.  It was clear that this option had not so far been tried in […]

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Traffic in Autoroute 73
May 30

One tunnel or two? The Third Link is a superhighway Québec City doesn’t need

By Harry Gow | Highways & Bridges , Quebec

The recently proposed changes to the Québec Third Link project do not make it any more acceptable, and Transport Action continues to share the concerns of Équiterre, Accès Transports Viables, Trajectoire Québec, the David Suzuki Foundation, Vivre en Ville and the Conseil régional de l’environnement de la Capitale-Nationale who are partners in the Non au […]

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Apr 19

Solving the Mount Royal Tunnel problem for High Frequency Rail

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , Quebec

The Quebecois phrase sac de noeuds, which literally translates to “bag of knots” accurately describes the complex problem that now confronts the High Frequency Rail project in Montreal. Interoperability with the automated Réseau Express Metropolitan (REM) through the Mount Royal Tunnel will not be possible, despite earlier assurances. While the federal government has announced its […]

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Apr 15

High Frequency Rail has grown into a megaproject, can it succeed as one?

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

Transport Action is concerned that scope changes put the entire High Frequency Rail project in jeopardy due to the significant cost escalation, and we are very disappointed that a final decision to proceed is unlikely to be made before the next federal election in 2025, despite the many years of work already done and millions of dollars already spent on the project.

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