TAA 2018 AGM – this Saturday!

Transport Action Atlantic’s Annual General Meeting will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick, this coming Saturday. All are welcome to attend!The Transport Action Atlantic logo, a green maple leaf with a right facing arrow

Saturday, May 5 at 2:00 p.m

CN Pensioners Centre

1 Curry Street

(off Donald Avenue)

Moncton NB

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. 

Marshall Button
Marshall Button – Actor, Host, Playwright, Director, artist-in-residence at the Capitol Theatre. Creator of Lucien, NB’s Blue-Collar Philosopher–and full of opinions! (as described in his Twitter bio)

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.

TAA holds successful AGM in Moncton

TAA Vice President Ashley Morton (at podium) introduces the panel at TAA’s 2017 AGM in Moncton.

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.

http://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/transport-action-atlantic-holds-annual-general-meeting-in-moncton-1.3412575