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Guelph Tribune: Train talk on track

By shost at 7:10 pm on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

This article documents some of the discussions going on between Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo politicians. Some exerpts:

“A couple of Guelph city councillors have been talking to Waterloo Region councillors about the possibility of getting together on issues of common interest, such as better public transit links, says Mayor Karen Farbridge.”

“Milligan said he wants Guelph city council to initiate a transit plan cooperatively with Waterloo Region to achieve two results – improve commuter service to the Toronto area and integrate the public transit systems of Guelph and Waterloo Region.

He suggested that early morning GO trains bound for Toronto, which now start in Georgetown, could instead begin in Guelph. Passengers from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Stratford could get to the GO trains in Guelph via self-propelled diesel passenger rail cars known as Budd cars, he said.”

“Asked by Coun. Karl Wettstein to elaborate on a reference he’d made to “reluctant politicians,” Milligan said he’d encountered some resistance to his proposals during his meetings with Waterloo Region chair Ken Seiling and Kitchener mayor Carl Zehr. ”

For more, see http://www.guelphtribune.ca/trib/news/news_835929.html


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