Canadian Government Commits to Milton Corridor Improvements
According to Transport Canada, Alghabra has discussed the improvement opportunity with the Province of Ontario and Metrolinx (operator of GO Transit), as it could be supported by the National Trade Corridors Fund, which last month received an additional C$1.9 billion (US$1.52 billion) under the Canadian government’s 2021 budget.
Increasing infrastructure capacity on the Milton corridor is “key to realizing the transportation benefits of fluid freight movement and two-way, all-day [GO Transit train] service for commuters,” Transport Canada said.
No specific funding or timeline details have been announced.
“The Government of Canada is ready to invest to improve trade corridors across the country,” Alghabra said. “I’m confident we can develop a strong investment plan to deliver real results for business and commuters in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area.”
“I sincerely thank the government of Canada for recognizing the importance of all day, two-way GO service on the Milton Line,” Mayor of Mississauga Bonnie Crombie said. “The Milton Corridor is the second busiest in the GO network, but has been under-serviced for far too long.”
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