OTTAWA - Sixty organizations, including TAAG, have signed a letter to Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland urging her to extend emergency operational funding in the federal government’s upcoming budget. The organizations include large unions representing hundreds of thousands of workers, environmental groups like the David Suzuki Foundation and national anti-poverty and tenant organizations like ACORN Canada … Continue reading Extend Emergency Transit Funding, Groups Urge Finance Minister
#KeepTransitMoving The Transit Action Alliance of Guelph (TAAG) welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the federal government will be investing $14.9 billion for public transit projects over the next eight years, but continues to call on the government to also provide dedicated, permanent federal funding for operational expenses. This stable funding will … Continue reading TAAG welcomes new federal funding for public transit
Across the country, transit agencies are on the brink of collapsing or being forced to cut service routes and jobs because of the impacts of COVID-19. The pandemic has added additional pressure to our transit systems, compounding decades of neglect, cuts and privatization. Now that the second wave of COVID-19 is here we need to … Continue reading Digital Rally to Keep Transit Moving!
Join the May 28th day of action for emergency transit funding! Essential workers — like nurses, doctors, sanitation staff and many more — rely on transit to get to work. But public transit systems across Canada are facing service cuts and driver layoffs, because they depend mostly on fares for funding. Right now we need … Continue reading Join the May 28th day of action for emergency transit funding!
This is an historic year that everyone will remember in their lifetime just as past generations have experienced two world wars, a depression, and many other events. It is a year of turmoil which will affect many businesses, family life, charities...well pretty much everyone! Amid the turmoil, transit continues to function. It is essential for … Continue reading This is the time to act. Join the movement.