Mar 29

Position Statement on New International Trade Crossing (Detroit – Windsor)

By Transport Action Ontario | Highways and Bridges , Press Releases and Open Letters

 

 

On February 2, 2014, the Canadian government announced it will start buying land in Detroit to speed up building of the New International Trade Crossing, a planned bridge between Detroit and Windsor.

 

Transport Action Ontario has issued a position statement opposing this latest effort by the Canadian government to induce construction of this ill-conceived and uneconomic project.   The statement can be viewed here:  TAO-NITC-2014-03

 

 

Mar 24

Review of Potential Future Safety Zones at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport

By Transport Action Ontario | Aviation , Major Reports

 

With the proposed expansion of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (BBTCA) and the introduction of jets,  it will be necessary to review and very likely expand the safety zones at the airport.  These safety zones have received very little public discussion.

 

On March 24, 2014, Transport Action Ontario released a major report on future safety zones at an expanded BBTCA.  In summary, assuming regulatory standards and specifications are followed, there will be major impacts to the harbour and Port Lands.  These impacts are large enough that the City should say “no” to the expansion proposal.   If exemptions from these standards are provided, this will significantly increase safety and liability risk.

 

Our media release can be found here:  Toronto Island Airport Media Release 2014-03-24

 

Our full report can be found here:  Toronto Isl Airprt Safety Zones 2014-03-24

 

The computer illustrations presented at the press conference can be found here:   Toronto Island Airport Media Release Illustrations 2014-03-24

 

 

 

Mar 16

Public-Private Partnerships in Canada’s Rail Infrastructure

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus

 

 

Canada’s rail system has recently been beset with crises ranging from an inability to move a bumper crop of grain, to derailments, to drastic cuts in passenger rail.  What is common to all of these issues is a lack of capital investment in Canada’s rail infrastructure.

 

There has been increasing discussion on the need for Canada to follow the lead of the USA and engage in public-private partnerships, involving the railways, the federal government and provincial governments,  to develop a fully functional rail system.

 

Greg Gormick, noted transportation writer and colleague of Transport Action Ontario, has started a discussion in this area, with more to follow.  His op-ed, published by the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal on March 16, 2014 can be viewed here:  NDR ThunderBayOpEd 2014-03-16

 

 

Mar 12

2013 Newsletters “Ontario Report” Available for Public Viewing

By Transport Action Ontario | Ontario Report

 

The November-December, 2013 Ontario Report is now available for public viewing:

Transport Action Ontario Report 2013NovDec

 

The September-October, 2013 Ontario Report is now available for viewing:

Transport Action Ontario Report 2013Sept-Oct

 

The July – August, 2013 Ontario Report is now available for public viewing here.

The May – June, 2013 Ontario Report is now available for public viewing here.

The April – May, 2013  Ontario Report is now available for public viewing here

The January – February, 2013 Ontario Report is now available for public viewing here.

 

 

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