Nov 19

Letter to Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation

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



Transport Action Ontario wrote a letter to the Ontario Minister of Economic Development and Innovation stating that we believe that Ontario is facing a serious mobility crisis that seriously undermines private and public initiatives aimed at sustaining and growing Ontario’s industrial base.   We urged the Ministry and the Ontario Jobs and Prosperity Council to work with other provincial ministries and other levels of government to focus on our province’s mobility crisis, especially in the areas of public transportation.


The letter can be viewed here:  TAO-DuguidLtr2012-11





Sep 18

Proposed Multimodal Goods Movement Strategy for Ontario

By Transport Action Ontario | Intercity Rail and Bus


In July, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation released a consultation document on a proposed multimodal goods movement strategy for Ontario.  It provided the context for action on goods movement in Ontario, a summary of the various transportation modes,  system-wide strengths and challenges, and proposed 20 year vision and objectives.   It posed several questions for respondents to answer.


Transport Action Ontario submitted comments to the Ministry in September, 2012, focussing largely on the opportunities for rail.  The comments can be read here:

TAO-MultimodalGoodsMovementResponse 2012-09




Sep 08

Provincial Election: Public Meeting on Transportation

By Transport Action Ontario | Aviation , Highways and Bridges , Intercity Rail and Bus , Urban Transit


With the Ontario provincial election coming up soon, Transport Action Ontario organized a public meeting at Toronto Metro Hall on `Transportation Policy: A Dialogue with Voters`.  Panelists were Cheri DiNovo (NDP), Frank De Jong (Green Party) and Frank Klees (PC).  A summary of the meeting proceedings is now available.


Summary of meeting proceedings

Advance list of Questions for the meeting