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 09

High-Performance Rail Option for Canada

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Major Reports , Ontario

  Transport Action Ontario, in conjunction with the Save VIA citizens’ committee of St. Marys, Ontario, has released an expert discussion paper on high-performance rail passenger service.  It calls on Canada’s new federal government to seriously investigate and consider the high-performance rail approach as a means of quickly and affordably improving VIA’s Quebec-Windsor Corridor service, […]

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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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