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(Waterloo Region) The Record: Two cities vying for GO link

By shost at 12:18 pm on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Waterloo Record has published an article concerning the divide in Waterloo Region as Waterloo/Kitchener and Cambridge councillors battle for who will get a GO Transit Rail link to Toronto. Basically, to paraphrase the article, Councillors have voted to pursue both Kitchener and Cambridge options for commuter rail service. In addition, they have agreed to the following:

“Commits the region to spending $75,000 of its own money on a feasibility study for passenger rail service into Cambridge.”

“Asks the province to fast-track GO buses between Milton and the region, as an interim step.”

(GOKW note: This should have been done 3 years ago… as it was announced in 2005 and still has yet to proceed. It’s about time!)

“Asks senior governments to consider a high-speed rail station within this region, as part of the latest study on high-speed rail between Windsor and Quebec City.”

(GOKW Editor note: This I will comment about in a new article..)

Article link: http://news.therecord.com/News/CanadaWorld/article/311459

Great work, to all in Waterloo Region Council who are finally on board with this effort.

To all in Waterloo Region, including Councillors: Don’t lose sight of the fact that *both* Cambridge and Kitchener can have GO Train service, but consider each a seperate project. Bus service will also be required in the interim, and shoud be started as rapidly as possible in order to start building the market for GO Service demand in Waterloo Region. Ensure what was promised in 2005 (Go Bus service to Waterloo Region) a Reality in 2008.

- Steve

 

 

 

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