COALITION FOR ALGOMA PASSENGER TRAINS
Passenger Trains Service is Needed in Algoma
We are the Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains
The Coalition for Algoma Passenger Trains (CAPT) is a grassroots advocacy group which is concerned with the lack of transportation options in the Algoma District. We are committed to reinstating the passenger train service on the Algoma Central Rail line and are also exploring the potential for a passenger train service on the Huron Central line between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury.
We need passenger rail services in a multi-modal transportation system throughout the Algoma region. This will allow for essential connections to the rest of Ontario.
Passenger Train Services Are Essential
CAPT Items for Sale
CAPT T-shirts for sale at Stone’s Office Supply Store
They make great gifts. Prices are below:
Adult – Lots of each size – S, M, L, XL, 5 – 2XL – $20 each
Youth – only 1 S, 7 M, 8 L – $15 each
CAPT is selling chocolate trains as a fundraiser.
They cost $5 each.
The chocolates were made especially for supporting the return of the train by Sweet Change.
You can purchase trains by phoning Dorothy at 705-759-0733. We have quite a few to sell at this time, but can obtain more easily.
Chocolate trains are also available at the following places:
on the corner of Old Goulais Bay Road and 4th Line.
472 Queen St. E.
CAPT is working to get passenger train service for you
Since its inception, CAPT has connected with politicians at the local, provincial and federal level. We have held in person meetings, sent postcards, petitions and letters to encourage governments, particularly the federal government to fund passenger rail service in the Algoma Region. CAPT has also held Town Halls in communities along the ACR and Huron Central lines.
CAPT will continue to do whatever it takes to advocate efficiently and effectively to the appropriate levels of government for funding. We will also continue to advocate locally in this region for support for passenger rail transportation for everyone.
View the Resolutions prepared by Sault Ste. Marie City Council.
Working in Partnership with Communities and Organizations
CAPT has many supporters in the region and beyond. We value and appreciate their support over the years and look forward to their continued support as we move forward.
CAPT is working closely with the Missanabie Cree First Nation and Mask-wa Transportation Inc. to assist with advocacy for the Bear Train funding.
We will confirm the support of local communities along the ACR line and work with them to achieve success.
As we have more information about the Huron Central line with regards to passenger rail service, we will determine how best to advocate for passenger rail service along that line.
CAPT supports the Mask-wa-Oo-ta-ban, Bear Train
Mask-wa Oo-ta-ban, the “Bear Train,” is an initiative of the Missanabie Cree First Nation, Mask-wa Transportation Association Inc., and communities along the Algoma passenger train rail corridor to resume essential passenger rail service. CAPT advocates for support of the Mask-wa-Oo-ta-ban initiative.
Message From the CAPT Board- OCTOBER 2023
CAPT Chair’s Report – October, 2023
CAPT Board members are continuing to make important contacts which will prove useful in the New Year once MTA Inc. has a finalized Business Case to take to funders. We are cautiously optimistic that our efforts to keep reminding key decision makers about the importance of the Bear Train passenger train service will pay off in the long run.
Mask-wa Transportation Association Inc. has hired a Transportation Consulting firm, CPCS, to complete Financial Projections for the Business Case. They are presently gathering all the relevant data required.
CAPT still has T-shirts for sale, as well as a new item – chocolate trains produced by Sweet Change. We are selling the trains for $5. Contact our website for information about how to purchase these great gift items.
We continue to sell CAPT T-shirts and hope to have some locations where you will be able to purchase them beginning in August.
– Dorothy Macnaughton, Chair of the CAPT Board
Do you want to see passenger rail service in Algoma?
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We need your help to connect communities in Ontario. We will strive to establish passenger rail services in the Algoma region together.
As CAPT continues to advocate for passenger train service in the Algoma region, we need many supporters to help highlight the need for this service as a viable, important transportation option. We will be keeping you posted as to how and when you can help, so keep watching our messages from the Board and our social media posts. We will let you know specific ways in which you can take meaningful action.