Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Message for the Atlantic Transport Ministers

CBC News is reporting that Atlantic transportation ministers are meeting tomorrow (Friday) "in Charlottetown to draft a united message in advance of a national meeting scheduled for later this month in Toronto."

The article goes on to say that they will try to agree on "issues of common interest, such as ferry services, road construction, maintenance and airport security."

We don't need more road money. What we need:
  • Public transit funding

  • Return of VIA Rail services to Saint John, Fredericton (by way of McGivney or Fredericton Junction)

  • Support for taking trucks off the road and putting freight on rails where they belong

Let's hope that at the very least, public transit funding will be discussed at the national meeting. It's a travesty how poorly funded public transit is in the Atlantic provinces.

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