Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX367
Transport 2000 is a nationally-based citizens' organization devoted to the preservation and advancement of public transportation throughout Canada.
Abstract: Transport 2000 is a nationally-based citizens' organization devoted to the preservation and advancement of public transportation throughout Canada. Our efforts at this time are centred on the campaign to save what remains of our countries transcontinental rail passenger network. The Government of Canada has taken the position that the only real future for rail lies in the heavily populated corridor connecting Montreal, Toronto and Windsor. Outside central Canada, a single daily service to the west and east coasts is to be retained. In the case of service joining Montreal with the Maritimes, this will mean the reduction of the present four services over three routes to one service over one route and the elimination of branch-line connections. Trains are the only decent means of public transportation accessible to many. Moreover, Transport 2000 believes that the benefits of modern rail technology should be made available to all regions of Canada.
Transport Canada stands ready to provide information and assistance in these efforts. Through our active involvement in last year's hearings on Montreal-Vancouver service, our members have learned much that can be of value in the next round now approaching. We can provide dates and details of the hearings nearest you as well as factual "ammunition" to assist you in making your own decision.
This organization has changed its name to Transport Action Canada.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1977.
See also CX2392.