Transport Action BC

2013, April 6

Western Newsletter 2013 Issue #1

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: , — Matthew @ 8:44 pm

Western Newsletter of Transport Action BC and Transport Action Prairie

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This issue’s contents:

  • BC President’s Message – Grim future for VIA Rail
  • Vancouver LRT thoughts – A counterpoint to the City of Vancouver’s endorsement of a subway to UBC
  • VIA Rail service divides East and West, rather than linking it – letter regarding VIA Rail’s focus on the corridor
  • Mid-Sized Buses Make Their Debut in Saskatchewan – Sask Transportation company new buses explored
  • Island Corridor Update – the restart of the Malahat train on Vancouver island is pushed farther into the future
  • Greyhound bus cuts – BC service has been reduced
  • Talk about spin – VIA’s president’s speech disected
  • IN BRIEF – Pattullo Bridge, VIA new hires, TransLink rapid transit studies
  • Transport Action Prairie AGM – Oct 5, 2013 in Regina
  • Cool! Trains! – Commentary on VIA Rail
  • Humble trolley bus reborn as climate superhero – Excerpt of article on using trolley buses on rapid bus routes. Guest article by Eric Doherty. For the full article on the Vancouver Observer site.

2011, August 20

Western Newsletter Coming

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: — Matthew @ 4:16 pm

The second issue of the Transport Action Western Newsletter is being mailed now to members of Transport Action BC and Prairie. Those who are signed up for electronic delivery will receive them Monday Aug 22nd.

As always we are looking for contributions for upcoming issues. Please contact us if you have something to contribute.

2010, August 26

Transport Action Western Newsletter

Filed under: Announcement — Tags: — Matthew @ 4:25 pm

The next issue of the Transport Action Western Newsletter is in final editing and will be completed on Saturday. Paper copies will be mailed next week and email subscribers will receive theirs as soon as this weekend.

The Western Newsletter combines news from both Transport Action BC and Transport Action Prairie.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Winnipeg Busway progress
  • Comparisons to European transit i.e. Switzerland
  • Vancouver Island Rail
  • Grand Forks community launches study on the railway through their community
  • Book Review – “Waiting on a Train”
  • a poem
  • and much more that I can’t remember right now.

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