Transport Action BC

2016, February 1

Transport Action BC Meeting Feb 22

Filed under: Announcement, meeting — Tags: , — Matthew @ 9:42 pm

The next Transport Action BC Meeting will be:

Monday February 22nd 2016

7pm to 9pm

Waves Coffee Shop on Howe St at Smithe

Vancouver, BC

 

2015, February 17

Transport Action BC Meeting Thurday Feb 19th

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: — Matthew @ 11:24 am

Transport Action BC Meeting

Thursday Feb 19th 2015
Vancouver BC

http://bc.transport-action.ca/

18:30 – 20:30 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) (Room Available at 18:15)
Terry Salman Library, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way (Route 33 eastbound from King Ed Station)

Terry Salman Branch of the Vancouver Public Library
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/details/terry_salman_branch

TransLink Bus #33
http://infomaps.translink.ca/Public_Timetables/89/tt033.pdf

Open Public Transport Lines Map
http://openptmap.org/?zoom=15&lat=49.24564&lon=-123.11279&layers=0B000TFTT

Meeting Location

Meeting Location details

Meeting Location details

2014, April 25

The National Dream Renewed – Western Town Halls – May 2014

TRANSPORT ACTION CANADA

The National Dream Renewed – Le Rêve national renouvelé
Tapping the Potential of Canada’s rail passenger service
Western tour: May 2014 – Consultant/Conférencier Dr. Harry Gow

Vancouver  (May 8 – 07:00 to 09:00 PM):
Town Hall meeting: Brix Studio, 102-211 Columbia St. (Gastown), Buzzer #102 for entry.

Organiser: Transport Action BC. RSVP to  bc@transport-action.ca

 

Victoria (May 9 – 06:00 to 10:00 PM):
Town Hall meeting: Ambrosia Centre, 638 Fisgard St.

Co-sponsors: Elizabeth  May MP, Green Party of Canada; Dr. Judith Sayers, Island Corridor Foundatioon.

Read Ms. May’s blog post  on the crisis in Canada’s passenger rail system here.

 

Melville, SK (May 11 – 07:30 PM):
Town Hall meeting: Community Works, 800 Prince Edward St.

Organiser: Ron Haskell, Melville; Transport Action Prairie

 

Winnipeg (May 13 – 06:30 PM) :
Town Hall meeting: Carol Shields Auditorum, Millenium Centre Winnipeg Central Library

Organiser Peter Lacey, Winnipeg;  Transport Action Prairie

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Dr. Harry Gow:

Harry Gow was born February 3rd, 1939 and raised at Invermere, British Columbia and Banff, Alberta inter alia.

He was Founding President of Transport Action Canada (formerly Transport 2000 Canada, from 1976) and is now its Past President and Newsletter Editor.

After serving in the Army in Calgary, Wainright and Camp Borden, Gow went on to five years with the Canadian Pacific Railway in engineering support roles. After graduation from Carleton University, Gow had a career in corrections and social work, which he began as Probation Officer, then Corrections Administrator.

After obtaining a Master’s degree from McGill University, he was a Health and Social services Director and then international consultant and teacher (York U., UQAM institutes). During all this time Gow maintained contact with the railways and found time to organise Transport 2000 (Action) Canada, as a passenger advocacy group. He led a seminar at Carleton University on economic and environmental aspects of transport for Honours engineering and geography students.

Gow was Field Placement Coordinator at the University of Ottawa Department of Criminology and taught intervention methods and seminars for practicum integration and other intervention, before retirement in 2001, when he became leader of a research action project for Health Canada on the effects of provision of rural transit to deprived populations.

Gow is now a consultant in rural community transit and rail and urban transit. He was a member of the Ottawa Mayor’s Task Force on Transportation which recommended the $2 billion Light Rail project now underway, and a member of a group consulting in the field of short line railways and commuter services. He is currently consultant to les Transports adaptés et collectifs des Collines, and for Transport Action Canada on a national speaking tour.

Gow brings a unique perspective on transportation with a blend of engineering, social and environmental knowledge and insights. He is often invited by media to comment on transportation safety issues and passenger concerns.

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Previous posts are here and here.

2013, April 22

Annual General Meeting April 29th in Vancouver

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Transport Action BC

Annual General Meeting 2013

http://bc.transport-action.ca/

18:30 – 18:45 PM (Room Available at 18:15)
Terry Salman Library, 4575 Clancy Loranger Way (Route 33 eastbound from King Ed Station)

Terry Salman Branch of the Vancouver Public Library
http://www.vpl.ca/branches/details/terry_salman_branch

TransLink Bus #33
http://infomaps.translink.ca/Public_Timetables/89/tt033.pdf

Open Public Transport Lines Map
http://openptmap.org/?zoom=15&lat=49.24564&lon=-123.11279&layers=0B000TFTT

 

2012, April 3

Next Meeting – 23 May 2012 (Wed) Vancouver

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: , , — Rick @ 1:57 pm

Transport Action BC’s next meeting is planned for Wednesday, 23 May 2012 from 17:45 to 19:45 at the Vancouver Firehall Library at West 10th and Granville. Our Annual General Meeting will be from 19:00 – 19:15.

Location of meeting

 

 

2012, January 14

2011 in review and other news

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: , — Matthew @ 1:10 pm

Next meeting is in March

Transport Action BC’s last meeting was in Vancouver on December 14th, 2011. As a change to make it easier for members from south of the Fraser River to attend our next meeting will be in New Westminster on March 6th, 2012. It will be at the Waves Coffee shop near the New Westminster SkyTrain station. 7pm to 9pm. Address:  715 Columbia St (at Begbie)

Western Newsletter

The Winter 2011/2012 newsletter is being produced now. If you have any articles or photos please let us know.

The following is an automatic summary from WordPress

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,500 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 58 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

2011, November 16

Next Transport Action BC Meeting Dec 14

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: — Matthew @ 12:46 am

Meeting of Transport Action BC

Wednesday December 14, 2011
5:45pm to 7:45 pm
Firehall Library

1455 West 10th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Location of meeting. Map from http://openptmap.org

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