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High-speed rail not the right solution for Canada, VIA Rail CEO says

(Source: Financial Post, November 3, 2015)

OTTAWA — That the push for new high-speed train systems in Ontario and Alberta is gaining momentum just as the federal Liberals prepare to take office with plans to double infrastructure spending is surely more than a coincidence. But the head of Canada’s dominant passenger rail service, Via Rail Canada, says high-speed rail is a tremendously expensive proposition, and it makes little sense to invest in it until the serious existing congestion problems on Canadian railways is solved.

Full story: Financial Post

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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