Dec 06

“BC on the Move” Online Survey Closes Soon

By Rick | British Columbia

The BC Government’s online survey for its latest 10 year transportation plan closes on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Todd Stone announced the next 10-year transportation plan (“BC on the Move”) and consultation in October 2014. Consultation documents and details are here. Take the survey here.

SFU’s Gordon Price notes that funding for the planned projects is not subject to voter approval even though Vancouver area transit projects are subject to a “Yes” vote in the upcoming transit funding referendum. According to Price, the plan continues the province’s current highway projects with a bit of a sop thrown to cycling and transit.

The plan does mention rail but only as a mode for moving bulk goods and containers efficiently. Improvements to / support of intercity bus and rail passenger services are not considered.


Source: TABC

May 16

No Little Plan: Electrifying GO Transit

By admin | National News

TRANSPORT ACTION CANADA and the CLEAN TRAIN COALITION have jointly released a rail electrification report for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

The report, entitled No Little Plan: Electrifying GO Transit, is written by Greg Gormick, a leading rail transportation and transit consultant and journalist. The report was jointly funded by the John McCullum fund of Transport Action Canada, and by the Canadian Auto Workers. It was commissioned to encourage the Government of Ontario to commit fully and promptly to a regional electric rail plan.

See the full press release (16 May 2011).

PDF versions of No Little Plan are available as follows – some of these files are large, please review the options and file sizes available before starting to download:

Complete report, high-resolution (LARGE FILE, 38.7 MB, PDF)

High-resolution report, as a 4-part download (when combined, will represent the complete report):

Part1 (9,6 MB, PDF)
Part2 (11.6 MB, PDF)
Part3 (11.3 MB, PDF)
Part4 (11.2 MB, PDF)

Low-resolution version:

Complete report (Low-resolution, 7.7MB, PDF)

Executive Summary:

Executive Summary only (3.0 MB, PDF)

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