TAA’s 2019 AGM is this Saturday!

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.

Halifax, NS

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.

The minutes can be found on the documents section of our website: http://transportactionatlantic.ca/documents/

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.

A glimmer of hope for Cape Breton rail?

An orange and yellow train with bright headlights heads directly towards the viewer under cloudy fall skies.
Could the CBNS run to Sydney once again? (Photo by Tim Hayman)

Just as the date approaches that the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia (CBNS) Railway can apply to abandon the Sydney Subdivision, there’s a little glimmer of hope that the line might not be quite dead yet. On November 19th, Harbor Port Development Partners (HPDP) and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) issued a press release announcing that they are in discussions with CBNS to provide rail service for any future port developments in Sydney.

The HPDP was established to develop and market a deep water container port in Sydney, along with an adjacent logistics park. HPDP was also charged by CBRM with assembling a consortium of marine and financial service partners to realize this project. For such a project to be a success, securing suitable transportation options is an important step: hence the decision to reach out to the CBNS. There’s no doubt that a rail link would be extremely valuable for this sort of project.

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