Thursday, May 29, 2008
"The possibility of introducing high-speed passenger rail service in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor has been investigated extensively on different occasions during the last two decades. However, a number of fundamental conditions have changed since the completion of these studies, including the following:
- Strong economic growth resulting in increased development along the corridor
- Increased congestion on highways and railways and in airports in the vicinity of the Corridor
- Increased implementation, reliability, and service performance of high-speed rail technology
- Increased interest in environmentally sustainable transportation
Consequently, the governments of Canada, Quebec, and Ontario have announced their intention to update several elements of the previous studies that may have changed substantially since 1995..."
The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, P.C., M.P.