Jun 13

“Transport Canada Survey” & “Minister Marc Garneau to be on Facebook Live!”

By admin | National News

From the Transport Canada website: The Future of Transportation in Canada: Developing a Long-term Agenda for Transportation Transport Canada believes listening to Canadians will help us better fulfil our mandate, deliver programs, launch new initiatives and build public trust. Giving Canadians, our stakeholders and industry experts more opportunities to get involved will give us new […]

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Jun 13

Federal Transit Funding – 2

By Rick | British Columbia

Peter Fassbender, provincial Minister Responsible for TransLink, responded to The David Suzuki Foundation’s open letter to various Metro Vancouver and provincial politicians urging them to come together to ensure Metro Vancouver receives a share of available federal transit funding. Unfortunately, the letter seems more aggravating than conciliatory to the Mayors’ Council. The Minister re-commits the […]

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May 29

Auditor General’s Special Examination Report on VIA Rail

By TAO-admin | Interurban Rail and Bus , National News

          Going before the judge must be a troubling experience for federal government departments and Crown Corporations.  And so it likely was for VIA Rail Canada when the Auditor General (AG) published its Special Examination Report (SER) covering the period November 2013 to September 2015.  An understanding of VIA’s troubled legislative and political history […]

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May 29

Proposed New Ontario Land Use Policies in the Greater Golden Horseshoe are Significant

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

   In 2015, the Province of Ontario initiated a coordinated review of four key land use plans, including the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and the Greenbelt Plan.   In December, the Crombie Advisory Panel released its recommendations on how to amend and improve these Plans.  The November/December issue of Ontario Report discussed the Crombie […]

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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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