Feds should support E&N rail repairs

We have a unique opportunity to provide expanded service on our E&N rail line here on Vancouver Island.

We have a unique opportunity to provide expanded service on our E&N rail line here on Vancouver Island.

Plans are to restore and expand the service for commuters and passengers as well as freight service.

The province has committed $7.5 million contingent on receipt of matching funds from the federal government.

The Island Corridor Foundation is in discussion with federal Minister John Duncan in this regard, but we need to rally all possible support immediately to ensure the federal funding.

This will be a huge asset to our communities and even has strong potential for commuter service here in the Capital Regional District for morning and evening rush hours to take cars off the road and help to eliminate greenhouse gases.

In order for this project to succeed, we need everyone’s help. I am asking all my friends to please write a short letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to secure the $7.5 million in funding at pm@pm.gc.ca.

Doug Robinson

View Royal