Category Archives for "Major Reports"

Jul 15

Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Regional Rapid Rail: A Vision for the Future

By Transport Action Ontario | Major Reports , Urban Transit

Transport Action Ontario has released a new report, over two years in the making, titled Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area Regional Rapid Rail: A Vision for the Future that looks at converting the vast majority of the GO Transit rail network into a “surface subway” using Electric Multiple-Units (EMUs).  This would serve most areas of the GTHA, from Hamilton to Durham to Simcoe.  The report finds that capital costs are only 20% of the costs of conventional subway, while offering numerous benefits including significant operating cost savings by 2031.

 

 

 

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.