Think Rail

Year Published:  1989
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX3581

A group called Think Rail is trying to push the Ontario Government to focus more on rail service, rather than roads, to solve commuter transportation problems. It proposes a new rail network in Southern Ontario, with connections in the first phase to Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Oshawa, London, and Niagara Falls. The second phase would extend service to places like Barrie, Stratford, and Cambridge. Think Rail's working group, including two engineers and a statistical analyst, spent two years preparing the report, which is endorsed by Transport 2000, a national lobby group. The report predicts that the proposed service would take 90,000 cars off the roads each day. Cost estimates are $6 million per kilometre for rail, versus $15.7 million per kilometre for expressways.

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