VIA 6505, Train 1 at Coteau du Lak, Que on October 8, 1987
Jan 15

30 Years of Isolation

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus

On January 15, 1990, sweeping cuts to passenger rail across Canada came into effect. We all remember the loss of iconic long-distance trains like the Atlantic through St. John, and the Canadian on its southern route through Thunder Bay, Regina, Calgary and Banff. Peterborough, Ontario lost its connection to Toronto, and countless smaller communities like […]

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Sep 11

Ideas in Motion Campaign Launches

By Transport Action | National News

A convenient, affordable, and sustainable transportation agenda for election 2019 As polling day for the 2019 federal election draws ever closer, it’s increasingly apparent that two issues are on voters’ minds – cost of living and climate change. Cars are trucks are acknowledged to be a major contributor to greenhouse gases, and good public transport […]

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Jul 16

Portland-Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail “Makes Economic Sense”

By Transport Action | British Columbia , Intercity Rail and Bus

On July 15, 2019 the Washington State Department of Transportation released its Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation study and business case, forecasting $355 billion in economic growth, up to 200,000 jobs created, and 3 million passengers annually.    https://www.wsdot.wa.gov/planning/studies/ultra-high-speed-travel/2019-business-case-analysis Transport Action BC agrees that high speed rail (HSR) linking Vancouver, Seattle and Portland is a great idea, […]

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