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May 16

No Little Plan: Electrifying GO Transit

By TAO-admin | Major Reports , Urban Transit

 

Transport Action Canada, in combination with the Clean Train Coalition, has released a major report entitled No Little Plan: Electrifying GO Transit, by noted transportation writer and analyst, Greg Gormick.  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) here: No Little Plan Press Release

 

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:

 

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

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Low resolution version:

Complete Report – Low Resolution

Executive Summary:

Executive Summary

Dec 15

Alternate Routes for 407 East Freeway Extension

By TAO-admin | Highways and Bridges , Major Reports

 

Transport Action Ontario has publically released a report submitted on 15 December 2010 to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) on alternative routes for the proposed 407 East Freeway extension.  This project is undergoing a federal comprehensive environmental assessment.  The work summarized in the report was based on travel modeling carried out with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation`s (MTO) updated GTHA travel model.

 

The report is available in the following links:

Aug 12

Comments on GTA-West Transportation Corridor, August, 2010

By TAO-admin | Highways and Bridges

 

In August, 2010,  comments were submitted to the project team on this corridor.  These were in follow up to the comments submitted by Transport Action Ontario (TAO) in 2009.

Due to the summer season and the pressures of time, it was not possible to obtain a formal review and approval of these comments by the  TAO board of directors.  Therefore the comments were personal ones submitted by Peter Miasek as an individual.  However, it is believed that they do reflect the collective opinion of TAO.

 

The comments can be viewed here:  GTA-west 2010-08-14

 

 

Apr 13

Comments on GTA-West Transportation Corridor, April, 2009

By TAO-admin | Highways and Bridges

 

 

The GTA-West transportation corridor is identified in the 2006 Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe as a new planned corridor between Northern Vaughan and Guelph.    The Environmental Assessment Study was initiated in 2007.

 

In April, 2009, Transport Action Ontario (known at the time as Transport 2000 Ontario), and SHIFT,  an alliance of organizations working to redirect funds towards from sustainable transportation infrastructure, submitted comments to the project team.

 

The comments can be viewed here:   GTA-West-2009-04-13

 

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