Category Archives for "Intercity Rail and Bus"

Jul 01

All Aboard St. Marys joins Transport Action

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus , Latest News , Southwestern Ontario

All Board St. Marys (AASM), a non-government organization based in St. Marys, Ontario, informed their members on June 25, 2020 that they intend to merge with Transport Action Ontario. This group has been a strong and vocal advocate for improvement of passenger rail service on the North Main Line between Kitchener and London.

All Aboard St Marys has been very successful in raising awareness of passenger rail with MPs, MPPs and the general public. Use of the train in St. Marys is up 75% over the past decade, and both a wheelchair lift and electric vehicle charger have been installed at the community-managed train station.

AASM has also been instrumental in getting resolutions supporting VIA Rail passed by many Ontario cities and towns, and gathering support from 78 MPs, MPPs, and Senators.

We welcome members of All Aboard St. Marys to the Transport Action family.

May 25

Key Actions to Re-engineer Canadian Passenger Transportation for the Future

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus , Latest News

Transport Action Ontario has written a second letter to the federal Ministers of Infrastructure, Environment and Transport indicating key actions to re-engineer Canadian passenger transportation for the future. Important ideas discussed were

-Replacing short haul flights with passenger rail

-Making Pearson Airport an intercity rail hub

-Subsidizing long-distance intercity bus operations

The full letter can be viewed here.

Mar 14

Does VIA Rail’s Survival Depend on an new Route through Ontario and Quebec?

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus

In an excellent series of articles, Global News has explored the challenges facing VIA Rail. The article linked below discusses primarily the Windsor-Quebec City corridor, and VIA’s High Frequency Rail proposal. It features a lengthy interview with Terry Johnson, president of Transport Action Canada and vice president of Transport Action Ontario.

Well worth the read!

Here is the link: