Meet The Directors

Bruce Budd

Bruce Budd has been a member of Transport Action for nearly 40 years, served as the Ontario Secretary for eight years and is currently President of Transport Action Canada.  Bruce has organized several community events focusing on transit & passenger rail issues and on voting reform.  Professionally, Bruce worked as a Senior Review Officer with the Pay Equity Commission after having sat for 10 years as a bilingual member on the Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal.  Previous to that he was Director of Finance at OPSEU, a Director of Advertising for a Trust Company and a Bank Credit Officer in Toronto and Quebec City. He holds a B.Comm. from U. of T. and spent one year at the Institut d’études politiques, Paris.

Chris West

Chris is the founder of All Aboard St. Marys (AASM), a non-government organization devoted to improving passenger rail service on the North Main Line between Toronto and London. With the windup of AASM, Chris has joined the Transport Action Board, effective September 30, 2020.

Dick Crawford

Dick Crawford is the  owner and senior project manager with Crawford Building Consultants and also CEO of PKA SoftTouch Corp., a research and development company featuring a painfree microneedle for injections of medication.  Dick has been a train buff since he was a child growing up in New Jersey.

Lucille Frith

Lucille Frith is a mother of three and a retired Registered Nurse who returned to school to learn about Women in Business. She entered the business world as Sales & Marketing Manager for three start-up companies which each became successful.  She lives now in Muskoka where she volunteers her time as President of the Huntsville Train Station Society, Chair of the Committee Promoting Muskoka Rail Travel (CPMRT) and Spokesperson for the Northeastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN).

Terry Johnson

Terry Johnson is an entrepreneur who lives in Chatham, Ontario. He holds a Master’s degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and has been involved in transport advocacy for more than a decade

Phil King

Phil King did electrical work for 25 years and has a lifelong interest in freight and passenger movement, especially railroads and public transit.  He lives in Toronto.

Peter Miasek

Peter Miasek is a retired chemist who worked over 30 years in the oil industry.  He now lives in Markham and is actively involved in numerous advocacy initiatives for sustainable transportation and improved urban planning.

Tony Rubin

Tony Rubin was born and raised in Montreal and attended McGill University where he obtained a B.Comm. degree. He has lived in Toronto since 1978. He is a CPA, CGA and has served as a Board member and Treasurer of Transport Action Ontario for several years. He is very interested in transportation issues, particularly rail and transit. He enjoys cycling and listening to classical music.

Frank Testin

Frank spent most of his life in Calgary and Edmonton where he rode VIA Rail’s trains and was a regular passenger on the Red Arrow motorcoach service between the province’s two major cities. Now retired from the Alberta government, he lives next to a GO station and has more time to devote to his ongoing interest in public passenger transportation.