Transport Action Atlantic’s annual general meeting is happening this Saturday in Halifax!
Saturday May 11 – 2:00pm
Halifax North Memorial Library Auditorium
2285 Gottingen St.
We are delighted to announce that the AGM agenda will include a panel discussion on current transportation issues in the region, featuring Bridgewater mayor David Mitchell, Maritime Bus president Mike Cassidy, and 2018 John Pearce Award winner Stan Choptiany. This promises to be an interesting and engaging discussion – you won’t want to miss it!
As always, the agenda will also include annual reports and financial statements, appointment of an auditor, election of a board of directors, and any other business that may arise.
Further, we will be presenting the third annual John Pearce Award recognizing outstanding public transportation advocacy.
And finally, we are also pleased to welcome noted railway photographer and author Bill Linley, who will be signing copies of his new book “Trackside Newfoundland”. This will be a great opportunity to meet and chat with Bill, as well as to pick up a copy of his book if you haven’t already. http://www.billlinley.com/products-page/books/trackside-newfoundland/
As always, our AGM is open to the general public and the media. Invite your friends!
We hope to see many of you there!
Minutes of 2018 AGM
The minutes of last year’s AGM are now available for review. These minutes will be tabled at this year’s AGM on Saturday, so please come prepared with any corrections or additions that you may be aware of, as appropriate.
Transport Action Atlantic’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, this coming Saturday. All are welcome to attend!
Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m
CN Pensioners Centre
1 Curry Street
(off Donald Avenue)
This year’s feature will be an engaging presentation – Why Canada Needs Passenger Trains – A serious message, with a touch of humour, from our keynote speaker Marshall Button.
Further, in addition to the usual business agenda and opportunity to discuss ongoing transportation issues in the region, we will also be presenting the John Pearce Award to its second recipient, an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to public transportation advocacy in Atlantic Canada.
We hope to see you there, and look forward to hearing your thoughts! As always, our AGM is open to the general public and the media.
Transport Action Atlantic hosted a successful Annual General Meeting at the CN Pensioner’s Center in Moncton this past Saturday. Though the turnout was smaller than in some years, no doubt thanks to Saturday being one of the few really beautiful spring days we’ve had so far, the discussion among those who attended was engaging and enjoyable.
Our slate of panelists provided some excellent and thought provoking discussion on the topic of how we get to sustainable transportation, covering a wide range of topics that affect communities throughout the Maritimes. Special thanks to our excellent panelists: David Coon (MLA Fredericton South), Greg Turner (Councillor at-large, Moncton), Erica Butler (journalist, Halifax Examiner), Adrian Hetherington (traffic analyst), and Michael Perry (TAA Board member, involved with RuralLynx/Charlotte County transit initiative).
A correspondent from CTV News was on hand to cover the event. You can read the CTV article below, complete with a short video clip including interviews with TAA President Ted Bartlett, TAA Vice President Ashley Morton, and panelist and New Brunswick Green MLA (Fredericton South) David Coon. The CTV report only touches on a few of the day’s topics, as the conversation also covered passenger rail, ferries, local transit, and general issues about how varying levels of government can work together to meet public transportation needs.