Welcome to Transport Action Canada!

Transport Action Canada, founded as Transport 2000 Canada in 1977, is the nation’s leading citizen transportation advocacy group. We represent the interests of consumers or users of public transport services in Canada. Here are some of the main issues that our advocacy work revolves around:

  • the development of rail passenger services in Canada;
  • the future of inter-city bus services and their connectivity to rail and air services; 
  • urban and commuter transit systems; 
  • the implications to consumers of the deregulated airline industry in Canada; 
  • the impact on the public interest of demands for new highway spending

We're here to help you get there.

We exist to advocate on your behalf so that the decision makers understand the needs of passengers, and follow through on what they promise. That new bus stop. That construction being complete. More bus or train times... So on. And we'd love to keep you in the loop.

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VIA Rail increases corridor services August 30

A new schedule takes effect August 30, 2021 that reinstates many train services that has been suspended due to the pandemic, but key connections still are missing in the Quebec-Windsor corridor, so Transport Action has raised these concerns with VIA Rail. There are also no increases planned in eastern and western long-distance services until at

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VIA Rail increases corridor services August 30

Integrated Transit Service for BC Sunshine Coast Communities

New partnership between BC Transit, Coast Connector Bus Company, and BC Ferries aims to bring integrated public transit service to remote Sunshine Coast communities with coordinated schedules and fares, which could become a model for more collaboration between publicly-funded transit and private-sector bus companies. A few years back the CBC reached out to Canadian celebrity

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Integrated Transit Service for BC Sunshine Coast Communities

Toronto-Ottawa motorcoach services resumed

Following the cancellation of Greyhound Canada services and the deregulation of intercity motorcoach services in Ontario, two companies have begun serving the Toronto-Kingston-Ottawa route. Note: The schedules and routes described below are subject to change, please check with the motorcoach operators for current routes, schedules are fares.   Megabus, which operated the Toronto-Kingston-Montreal route prior

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Toronto-Ottawa motorcoach services resumed

Federal government moving forward on High Frequency Rail

Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra has announcement the the government intends to start procurement for High Frequency Rail in fall 2021, building an electrified line with a top speed of 200 km/h.

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Federal government moving forward on High Frequency Rail

Ocean train from Halifax to Montreal to resume August 11th

It’s official – the Ocean will be resuming service in August, with the first departure from Halifax on Wednesday August 11th. Service will be once per week to start with, similar to the gradual resumption of services in western Canada, with the first departure from Montreal on Sunday August 15th.  The once-per-week schedule is expected

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Ocean train from Halifax to Montreal to resume August 11th

New VIA Rail corridor fleet taking shape

Siemens is close to delivering the first of the new VIA Rail corridor trains, ordered in December 2018, for testing, starting in late summer. A second train will follow later in the year, and testing of both new trains will take place primarily on VIA-owned track between Ottawa and Coteau. The work will continue through

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New VIA Rail corridor fleet taking shape