Sep 25

Deputation to Toronto Transit Commission on Electrified GO Options

By Transport Action Ontario | Press Releases and Open Letters , Urban Transit


On September 25, Transport Action Ontario members Karl Junkin and Peter Miasek made a deputation to the Toronto Transit Commission entitled “Network Capacity Concerns with the Scarborough Subway – Request Consideration of Electrified GO Options”.   The full deputation can be read by clicking this link: TAO Deputation to TTC – Sept 25-13



Aug 19

Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) launched

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus , Northern Ontario


The Northern and Eastern Ontario Rail Network (NEORN) is a network composed of rail advocacy groups and stakeholders from across the region dedicated to the promotion of passenger and freight rail service in this area.  It was officially launched at a well-attended media event in North Bay on August 19, 2013.  This network works in close cooperation with Transport Action Ontario.


A link to the NEORN website is found here.



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.




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