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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Feb 22

Western Ontario Wardens Caucus endorses importance of VIA Rail

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

In a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Wynne, the Western Ontario Wardens Caucus (WOWC) recognized the importance of VIA Rail to the economy and the vital role it can play in economic and environmental improvements.  The letter references key reports produced by Transport Action Ontario and its affiliates, including our  Network SouthwestPlan, our […]

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Feb 10

Support for Expanding VIA Rail Service Toronto-St Catharines-Niagara Falls

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , Ontario

At a Council meeting on February 8, St Catharines City Council voted unanimously to request that VIA Rail restore effective train service to Niagara.   Transport Action Ontario  submitted a letter and presented a deputation to Council supporting this request.    In our view, both VIA and GO are needed to fully meet Niagara’s needs.   The deputation and […]

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