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Jun 13

Move the GTHA: It’s time to move on gridlock – Open Letter

By Transport Action Ontario | Press Releases and Open Letters , Urban Transit

 

Decades of underinvestment have left the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) with an inadequate transportation network and one of the longest average commute times in North America – reducing the region’s economic competitiveness, impairing our health and environment, and limiting the amount of time we spend with families and friends.

 

Transport Action Ontario is one of about a dozen prominent non-government organizations that have formed the Move the GTHA coalition.  The objective is to support the Ontario government as they introduce new dedicated transportation revenue tools, such as a regional sales tax or regional fuel tax.  Recently the coalition, together with many other organizations, released an open letter to the GTHA’s elected officials calling on them to support Metrolinx’s transit investment strategy.

 

 

Jun 13

A Wedding Band of Confederation: Restoring Rail Passenger Service to Ontario’s North Shore and Across Canada

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus , Major Reports , Northern Ontario

 

Transport Action’s National Dream Renewed campaign and Thunder Bay Independent MP Bruce Hyer  have released a report on restoring rail passenger service to Ontario’s North Shore and across Canada.    Additional funding was provided by Transport Action Canada’s John McCullum fund.

 

The report was written by Greg Gormick, noted transportation writer and analyst.  The report identifies the numerous challenges facing VIA Rail Canada, and suggested solutions.  The report concludes that the time for a visionary, but practical rail passenger strategy supported by real government leadership is here, on the north shore and across Canada.

 

The full report can be viewed here.

 

Apr 15

Citizen’s Guide to Sustainable Transportation Advocacy

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus , Major Reports , Urban Transit

 

Transport Action Ontario has just released the Citizen’s Guide to Sustainable Transportation Advocacy.  This 53 page report is an initial effort by Transport Action Ontario to prepare a guide to help support citizen campaigns which support sustainable transport.  We plan to update this guide from time to time, in particular to add other case studies.

 

 

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