Blog posts : "government"

Railway needs solid support that sustains vision of up-Island corridor

December 17, 2011

The Island Corridor Foundation is still waiting to hear if the federal government will give $7.5 million to upgrade the E&N

December 17, 2011

The E&N's route in Victoria, however, has some major shortcomings.

September 4, 2011

Any money spent on the E&N Railway will be borrowed, as both levels of government are in deficit.

August 21, 2011

That sort of talk makes me wonder whether the feds truly intend to get on board with this project.

July 11, 2011

The plan has the line running through Saanich and Colwood into Langford.

May 19, 2011

“I think they've done a very good job with their plan to put forward the options they feel work best for the Greater Victoria area,” said Lekstrom

April 27, 2011

Transportation Minister Blair Lekstrom says the province doesn't have $7.5 million "lying around" for the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway.

April 20, 2011

Victoria mayor hopes to persuade province to jump aboard with cash

January 4, 2011

Re: 'Island commuter rail line needs support'

December 19, 2010

And it would be used for more than two weeks. Build it and they will come.

July 15, 2010

As romantic a notion as rail travel is – this part of the country exists because of railways –

July 14, 2010

No go: Province says not enough demand, population to justify cash for E&N line

July 14, 2010

And the E&N has as much going against it politically as it does on all the other fronts.

July 14, 2010

It also concludes current volumes of freight and passengers do not support significant infrastructure investment at the moment,

July 14, 2010

E&N rail service not viable yet, says provincial report

July 12, 2010

Study: Not enough traffic to justify spending millions on upgrade

July 10, 2010

ruled out upgrades to the Island's E&N Rail line without considering demand for a commuter rail system linking Victoria to the West Shore.

July 10, 2010

Not enough people use the E&N rail line, or live nearby it, to warrant an investment

July 9, 2010

placing the remaining 10 per cent of property within the E&N lands into the same land use order.

February 12, 2010
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