Friday, June 12, 2015

E&N Railway Future Forums

Routley and Krog to host community forums
on E&N Railway future

NANAIMO – Local citizens will have an opportunity to receive information and share ideas on a sustainable transportation plan for Vancouver Island at two community forums on the E&N Railway.

Doug Routley, the New Democrat MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan, will host the forums, which will include a panel of railway experts and local political leaders, in Ladysmith and in Nanaimo. MLA Leonard Krog will co-host the Nanaimo forum.

“The future of transportation on Vancouver Island needs to be sustainable and involve strong community consultation to make it a success,” said Routley.

“These community forums are meant to inform people about the potential of the E&N Railway - how we got to where we are now, what the financial circumstances are, and how we move forward with the railway as a base for island transportation.”

“We want to offer the people of Vancouver Island, who are the owners of the railway corridor, an opportunity to voice their opinions, offer their ideas and have input into the formulation of a new vision for a sustainable 21st century transportation plan for Vancouver Island,” said Krog.

The forums will be held:

July 7th in Nanaimo – Bowen Park Rec Centre 500 Bowen Rd. 7-9pm
July 8th in Ladysmith – Ladysmith Eagles Hall 921 First Ave. 7-9pm

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1 comment:

  1. The quotes from the NDP MLAs say to me they are both in favor of passenger rail service and I question whether they are concerned about cost to taxpayers.

    By Routley stating "how we move forward with the railway as a base for island transportation" and Krog stating "the formulation of a new vision for a sustainable 21st century transportation plan for Vancouver Island" says to me passenger service is going to go ahead regardless of how much tax money is poured in.

    I thought Graham Bruce used to be the Socred in gov't and the NDP was the opposition and they fought each other? I guess when it comes to tax money all politicians join forces!

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