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Feb 15

The Promise of Modern Passenger Train Service for Northern Ontario should be kept

By Transport Action Ontario | Uncategorized

A recent opinion column in the online site baytoday.ca suggested that the federal government step in and bail out Vic Fedeli and Premier Doug Ford’s promise to reinstate the Northlander passenger train between Toronto, North Bay and Cochrane by stealing equipment from vital services to Sarnia and other communities in Ontario.

Transport Action Canada president Terry Johnson has written a response to this op-ed, also published in baytoday. It points out that federal-provincial cooperation in all parts of Ontario, rather than passing the buck or robbing Peter to pay Paul, is the recipe for success.

Terry’s article can be viewed here

https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/opinion-the-promise-of-modern-passenger-train-service-for-northern-ontario-should-be-kept-by-those-who-made-it-3363147
Dec 01

Submission to Ontario Standing Committee re Budget 2021

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

Transport Action Ontario has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, in preparation for Ontario Budget 2021. The brief discusses two recommendations:

(a) Immediately improve passenger rail in Southwestern Ontario with municipal and business inputs

(b) Work in conjunction with the Federal Government to institute High Performance Rail across Ontario

The brief can be viewed below: