Transport Action BC
About us
Transport Action BC is a non-profit consumer advocacy group concerned with transportation issues in the Canadian province of British Columbia. We advocate for environmentally, economically and socially sustainable transportation options, and help others learn about them. Transport Action British Columbia is part of Transport Action Canada. Until Spring of 2010 we were known as Transport 2000, formed in 1976.
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Introductory Memberships only $20

Transport Action BC is composed of a wide variety of members including transit users, people professionally employed in the transit industry, and others with a strong interest in sustainable transportation. Members receive the following:

  • Transport Action (publication of Transport Action Canada)
  • Transport Action Western Newsletter - BC and Prairies

As well, Transport Action BC meets monthly to discuss local issues and decide upon appropriate advocacy activities.

All memberships include membership in Transport Action Canada and are administered through the Transport Action Canada. Please use the Transport Action Canada membership form to join.

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BC Ferry
BC Ferry Queen of Vancouver, June 2004 (Photo by Matthew Buchanan)
Welcome to Transport Action BC!

National Dream Renewed

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Tapping the Potential of Canada’s rail passenger service

BC Town hall meetings: May 2014


Thu May 8
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Town Hall meeting:
Brix Studio
102-211 Columbia St. (Gastown)
Buzzer #102 for entry.
Organiser: Transport Action BC


Fri May 9
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Town Hall meeting:
Ambrosia Centre
638 Fisgard St.
Co-sponsors: Elizabeth May MP, Green Party of Canada
Dr. Judith Sayers, Island Corridor Foundatioon.

Read Ms. May’s blog post on the crisis in Canada’s passenger rail system here.

[2014 Apr 27]

Transport Action BC is very actively looking into transportation issues, creating and expanding awareness and putting forward practical solutions.

Among the results that we, but more importantly our members, helped achieve:
  • VIA Rail's new $700 million five-year capital improvement plan, which will include rebuilding of locomotives and cars used on the Toronto-Vancouver Canadian and the Jasper-Prince George-Prince Rupert Skeena
  • A second daily train between Vancouver, BC and Seattle, Washington, which enables same day through service to Portland, Oregon
  • The saving of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway (E&N), which is owned by the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF).
  • Revitalizing Vancouvers trolleybus network.
[2013 Apr 26]
Current Issues
Transport Action BC continues to work on several issues. These include:
  • Restoring year-round intercity rail passenger service between Winnipeg-Regina-Calgary-Vancouver and Vancouver-Lillooet-Prince George
  • Expanding commuter/regional rail and rapid transit in Metro Vancouver
  • Instituting commuter rail/rapid transit for Victoria/southern Vancouver Island and revitalizing the E&N systemwide
  • Keeping the M.V. Coho in downtown Victoria
  • Developing a passenger-only commuter ferry network
  • Keeping and improving rural intercity bus services
  • Policies to limit sprawl and to encourage walkable, sustainable transit-served communities
  • Improving accessibility
[2008 March 9]
More Information
Transport Action BC Site
[2010 Sep 23]
Transport Action BC Meetings

Our most recent meeting was February 2015 in Vancouver.

The next meeting is tentatively planned for June 2015 in Vancouver.

The meetings are usually held at the Terry Salman Library, in Vancouver at 4575 Clancy Loranger Way between 6:00PM and 7:45PM. Please contact us if you are interested in attending.

Transport Action BC typically meets monthly. Guests are welcome at meetings.

[2015 Mar 22]
Western Newsletter

If you wish to receive our newsletter, it is available by joining Transport Action BC. Please see Join us in the left column for further information on becoming a member.

[2011 Apr 2]
Our Board...
2014-5 Executive

Matthew Buchanan
Patrick Rault
Rick Jelfs

Transport Action Regions... BC Prairies Ontario Quebec Atlantic