Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

Jun 02

Op-Ed on Toronto-Kitchener-London High Speed Rail Initiative

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus

 

 

Transport Action Ontario colleague, Greg Gormick,  authored an Op-Ed in the Toronto Star on June 2, 2014, entitled “Glen Murray’s high speed rail plan is flawed”.    It indicates that Murray should instead commit to a conventional Amtrak-style rail improvement plan for southwestern Ontario.

 

The article can be viewed here: TORONTO STAR OPINION2014-06-02

 

 

May 18

Failed Public Policy real culprit in Lac-Megantic disaster

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus

 

 

Transport Action Ontario colleague, Greg Gormick,  authored an Op-Ed in the Toronto Star on May 18, 2014, entitled “Wrong Parties charged in Lac-Megantic disaster”.   It indicates that failed public polity is the real culprit, particularly the lack of public investment in Canada’s rail system.

 

The Op-Ed can be viewed here:   TORONTO STAR Op Ed re RailSafety2014-05-18

 

May 13

Open Letter to VIA Rail’s New President

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus , Press Releases and Open Letters

 

 

On May 13, Transport Action Ontario board member Ken Westcar wrote to VIA Rail’s new president, Yves Desjardins-Siciliano on behalf of rail passenger advocacy groups in South Western Ontario.    His letter summarized a number of challenges with VIA’s operations.

 

The letter is posted here with permission of the author:  KenWestcar letter to VIA 2014-05-13

 

 

 

Apr 11

New Poll: Support Growing for Transportation Investment

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

 

 

 

On April 11, 2014, the Move the GTHA collaborative, which includes Transport Action Ontario  released a new Angus Reid Forum poll, showing nearly 60% of Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area residents are now more likely to support a political leader who brought in new funding sources for transportation improvements.    Support for new revenue sources for transportation infrastructure has increased in the past few months.

 

Details on the survey are available here

 

 

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