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Jan 19

Transport Action Ontario challenges Pickering Airport plans

By TAO-admin | Aviation


This 40 year old plan to build an airport has been raised again recently despite the opposition of local groups and despite the environmental issues around air travel and the destruction of Class I farmland. Transport Action Ontario has long been active on this file, promoting intercity rail as a preferred alternative for trips under about 1000 km.


Here is the latest letter to the federal Minister of Transportation.

Jun 22

Comments on GTA-West Transportation Corridor, June, 2011

By TAO-admin | Highways and Bridges



In June, 2011,  comments were submitted to the project team on this corridor.  These were in follow up to the comments submitted in 2009 and 2010.

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 2011-06-22



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: