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Letter: Southwestern Ontario deserves a high-speed rail EA that considers all options
January 22, 2018
Letter: Southwestern Ontario deserves a high-speed rail EA that considers all options

High-performance rail  (HPR) offers advantages over high-speed rail (HSR) that should be considered for the proposed Toronto-Windsor high-speed rail corridor


On March 23, Warden David Mayberry reiterated by letter Oxford County's position that a comprehensive EA for Ontario's high speed rail (HSR) proposal encompass a full and comparative assessment of alternatives, including optimizing existing rail corridors to high-performance rail (HPR) operating standard. Read the letter


Advocating for greater consultation for Ontario's high-speed rail proposal

Oxford County continues to advocate for strong transportation links that ensure the economic sustainability of the region. 

On January 18, Warden David Mayberry issued a letter and brief to Premier Kathleen Wynne, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Chris Ballard, and Minister of Transportation Kathryn McGarry outlining the County’s concerns about the Environmental Assessment for the Toronto-Windsor high-speed rail (HSR) proposal. Specifically, the County is asking:

  • that the Environmental Assessment consider all options and alternatives; and,

  • that high-performance rail is considered as one of these options, having already demonstrated its effectiveness and efficiency as a core component of many integrated public transportation systems around the world.

Read the letter, "High Speed Rail (HSR) Environmental Assessment," January 18, 2018

Download the brief, "Southwestern Ontario deserves a High-Speed Rail EA that considers all options," January 2018


Other resources


New Directions: Advancing Southwestern Ontario's Public Transportation Opportunities

Empowering Ontario’s Short Line Railways

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