Category Archives for "Urban Transit"

Nov 06

Ottawa Light Rail Project Now Really Visible

By admin | Ontario , Urban Transit

The casual resident or visitor to Ottawa will no doubt note the catenary now visible at several locations of the Ottawa Light Rail Transit system under construction. While construction has been under way for more than two years now, the work was not highly visible to a casual observer, unless you were inconvenienced by down-town construction locations. But who can miss the poles and wires of the catenary system, a proud symbol of what we are about to get by the spring of 2018.

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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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Jun 25

State of Transit Investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area

By TAO-admin | Ontario , Urban Transit

    Transport Action Ontario is a core member of the Move the GTHA (MTGTHA) collaborative, a diverse group of organizations from health, labour, business, policy, environmental and citizen advocacy working together to build awareness, engagement and education in support of investment in the GTHA’s transportation system.   The collaborative intends to release a report […]

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