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May 28

Toronto Council will be without Reliable Fare Information for Key Transit Network Decision

By TAO-admin | Letters , Ontario , Urban Transit

Toronto Council will be voting in July to approve a new rapid transit network.  A cautionary note was sent to key Councillors indicating that the decision should be deferred until Metrolinx-lead work on fare integration is complete.   The letter is reproduced below: In July, Council will be asked to approve a conceptual transit network […]

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Apr 20

New Directions – Advancing Southwestern Ontario’s Public Transportation Opportunities

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario , Urban Transit

Oxford County has developed an advocacy approach to advance Southwestern Ontario public transportation opportunities.  To support this, they have released a “New Direction” public transportation tool kit summarizing the key components required: Partnerships Multi-modal terminals Urban Transit Inter-Community Bus Service GO Transit High-Performance Rail High-Speed Rail   The tool kit and advocacy plan draw heavily […]

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Mar 23

Hamilton Transit Expansion Threatened by Continued Underfunding

By TAO-admin | Ontario , Urban Transit

The January/February, 2016 edition of  Transport Action Ontario’s “Ontario Report” contains an excellent article written by our editor, Tony Turritin, about Hamilton transit.  The article  was picked up by Hamilton’s  “Raise the Hammer” organization,  which modified it slightly and added helpful pictures.    We have decided to make this article a stand-alone entry on our website, […]

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Mar 01

Scarborough Express Rail (SmartSpur)

By TAO-admin | Ontario , Urban Transit

As readers know, Transport Action Ontario has long advocated for electrification of the GO Rail system and conversion to “surface subway-like” service.   Our advocacy started with our “No Little Plan” concept report of 2011 and then with the highly-detailed “Regional Rapid Rail” report of 2013.  We were very pleased when our ideas were largely adopted […]

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