While there was no direct mention of the VIA Rail High Frequency Rail Project in the federal budget, the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce continues to support this project.
The Chamber views the proposal as one with great economic and environmental benefits for the Peterborough area and Canada as a whole.
In fact, an article in the Globe and Mail on Thursday, March 21, 2019 also casts a very positive light on the project. It includes a quote from Federal Infrastructure Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne:
“I don’t think anyone would have invested a billion dollars in rolling stock if we did not intend to go forward with the studies in order to provide the capacity”
“People should not read into the fact that it is in, or is not in, the budget as any indication of the progress being made.”