There is increasing recognition on both sides of our border about the need for low or zero-carbon public transportation. This opens up opportunities for the growth of same-train passenger rail services between Canada and USA. Canadian Minister of Transportation Alghabra and US Transportation Secretary Buttigieg talk frequently, and Amtrak has recently proposed a new Chicago-Detroit – Toronto service. Non government organizations on both sides of the border are developing ideas to bring forward.
Transport Action Ontario has issued a briefing paper on our ideas on advancing US-Canada passenger rail connections. The paper covers:
- Reasons to Improve Passenger Rail Service
- Corridors of Opportunity
- Service Concepts
- Existing Canada/Ontario Initiatives to Build Upon
- Making it Happen
The paper can be viewed below: