The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough–Kawartha, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Jeff Leal, Member of Provincial Parliament for Peterborough, have announced funding for the Peterborough-Toronto Freight Rail Analysis project.
The Government of Canada is contributing up to $65,000 towards this project, which will build on
economic and engineering work already completed. The Government of Ontario is also providing up to $65,000 towards this project.
The project will define freight infrastructure requirements and outline the projected economic impact of potential future freight rail improvements along the Peterborough-Toronto-Havelock-Blue Mountain rail corridor. Specifically, the project will evaluate the benefits and impacts associated with enabling increased freight rail capacity along the corridor.
The Chamber has long been a proponent of rejuvenating this rail line for freight and passenger use, to
encourage continued economic growth in the Peterborough region.