Transport Action Canada
Transport Action Hotline - 26 July 2012

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This is the Transport Action Hotline, issue number 1174, for 26 July 2012.

  • 1 - Harold Nicholson, National Dream Renewed
  • 2 - More stories
  • 3 - Calendar

1 - Harold Nicholson, National Dream Renewed

"Mobility of its citizens is a hallmark of a modern nation. Mobility requires that citizens have transport options. For over 50% of the Canadian population Via Rail's "modernization" of rail passenger service means fewer choices.

Here in the Maritimes we do not have the luxury of an extensive bus service. In New Brunswick it is nearly impossible to make a round trip between any two locations in one day - and a number of areas have no bus service at all," Harold Nicholson wrote for the Daily Gleaner on July 20 2012.

"There is no time to lose! If people raise their collective voice now to their politicians, federal and provincial, then maybe - just maybe - it is not too late for us to keep, and maybe - just maybe - expand our right to have the "more human way to travel" here in the Maritimes and across the rest of Canada," Transport Action Atlantic President Harold Nicholson wrote.

Nicholson is calling for donations to fund a series of town hall meetings about Via Rail Canada. Please consider donating to Transport Action Canada, Box 858, Station B, Ottawa K1P 5P9 by cheque, Visa or MasterCard, or via (registered charity 119268571RR0001).

or mail a cheque to:

Transport Action Atlantic
Box 268, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3
Registered charity 131583999RR0001
An official receipt for income tax purposes will be provided.

2 - More stories

  • Choice is our greatest freedom
  • VIA Rail agrees to discuss rail service options in Sarnia-Lambton
  • London Mayor Joe Fontana calls Via cuts 'dumb'
  • VIA cuts put future of Bathurst rail service in peril
  • All Aboard Washington, Only one G20 member going the other way
  • Winnipeg to Rivers, Day-long rail tour organized to protest VIA cutbacks
  • Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is building a coalition of municipal leaders
  • Via sets up self-fulfilling prophecy with cuts
  • Via Rail and Metrolinx on the North Main Line
  • Via Rail service cuts hurt Windsor
  • CP Rail severs North America's original transcontinental rail line
  • Transport Pontiac-Renfrew, Ottawa valley CN line
  • Algoma, Group of Seven plus Glenn Gould Train Event, Sept. 22
  • TGR Rail Canada bidding for ONR
  • Acadian Lines service stalled in Charlotte County, NB
  • Plain Language Guide to VIA Cuts, Transport Action Atlantic

3 - Calendar

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