Bus

CUTA launches online transit campaign

Posted on July 10, 2012

The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) launched its summer-long online campaign to underscore the importance of making public transit a central pillar of the next Long-Term Infrastructure Plan.

"Take Action! Write to the Minister" is a grassroots advocacy campaign rallying CUTA members and the public to voice their support and call on the federal government to increase funding for public transit. At its core is an action center designed to send a letter to Minister Lebel with recommendations to make public transit an integral part of the next long term infrastructure plan, and a social media campaign to spread the word and take action.

Several months ago, the minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Denis Lebel, launched a formal process that will lead to the development and adoption of Canada's next long-term infrastructure plan. Minister Lebel announced a series of roundtable consultations across Canada with all the provinces and territories to get input into the next generation of infrastructure programs. The vast majority of federal funding for transit in the last decade came from the Building Canada Plan that will expire in 2014.

Over the last five years, the federal government has made unprecedented investments in public transit. This contribution, along with provincial and municipal investment, has allowed transit systems across the country to expand and offer more sustainable mobility solutions to Canadians. In fact, ridership growth in Canada has outpaced urban population growth by 50%. The number of trips taken on public transit is at record level, as more Canadians get on board every year. In 2011, no less than 1.99 billion trips were made on public transit.

Take Action! Write to Minister Lebel can be accessed by following @canadiantransit on Twitter, becoming a fan on CUTA's Facebook page or taking action at cutaactu.ca

More News

Connect Transit replaces portion of fleet with New Flyer buses

The conversion is funded through a $3.3 million grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

New Flyer opens innovation lab for advanced bus technology

The Vehicle Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art manufacturing lab, featuring virtual reality learning spaces, driving simulators, and other interactive exhibits.

Grande West, Alliance Bus Group land 100 Vicinity bus order

Grande West’s total firm orders for 2017/2018 delivery are for over 350 buses valued at over $130 million.

Scully named ‘Outstanding’ Business Member

The award recognizes service to the organization, and particularly in Scully’s case, legislative advocacy on behalf of North American mass transit.

MCI unveils D45 CRT LE coach at APTA EXPO

Deliveries of the Buy-America compliant, Altoona-tested clean-diesel coach are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. An all-electric version is also in development and will be released in 2020.

See More News

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close