Transport 2000 Canada
Organization profile published 1981

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Year Published:  1981  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2392

With roots in Britain and Eurpoe, Transport 2000 is a volunteer consumer movement which began in the early '70s to foster public transportation and rail transit in particular.

Website: www.transport-action.ca

Abstract:  With roots in Britain and Eurpoe, Transport 2000 is a volunteer consumer movement which began in the early '70s to foster public transportation and rail transit in particular. Transport 2000 Canada was formed in 1976 by groups in Saskatchewan and Ottawa concerned with the continued depletion of rail service in favour of the automobile and airplane.

The organization quickly developed into its current eight regional associations with the stated purpose of "public advocacy, consumer education and research in transportation."

Transport 2000 argues its case for expanded public transport in a number of areas:

1) Energy - Rail and bus are the most energy efficient in a situation of
diminishing fossil fuel supplies.
2) Environment - over-reliance on the automobile leads to congestion, air
pollution, high fatalities and land wasted for roads.
3) Accessibility - the poor, elderly, handicapped and young people cannot afford
cars.

Transport 2000 promotes a) consumer representation in the planning and monitoring of public transportation services; b) social equity in the application of such and c) cooperation in linking all major modes of transportation in terms of reservations, schedules and terminals.

This organization is non-profit, non-partisan, with membership open to all who share its objectives. It publishes a quarterly newsletter entitled "Transaction"; regional associations publish local news bulletins.


Box 300, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8V3 (Ontario and East) or Box 3594, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3L7 (Manitoba and West).

This organization has changed its name to Transport Action Canada.
See also CX367.

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