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Announcement of FRQ for High Frequency Rail, at Montreal Central Station. Martin R Landry, President and CEO of VIA Rail; Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage; Omar Alghabra, Minister of Transport (speaking); Annie Koutrakis Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport.
Feb 17

HFR Request for Qualifications confirms over-complex procurement process

By Transport Action | Intercity Rail and Bus , National News

On Friday February 17, 2023, federal Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra and Parliamentary Secretary Annie Koutrakis made yet another announcement about High Frequency Rail, at Gare Central in Montreal, but still had nothing tangible to show for the eight years of study that has already gone into the project.  While High Frequency Rail will be the […]

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The Canadian at Sioux Lookout
Feb 11

Long distance train fleet, Vancouver Island Railway should be federal budget priorities for 2023

By Transport Action | National News

Transport Action Canada has submitted the following recommendations for sustainable public transportation priorities in Canada’s 2023 federal budget to the Ministry of Finance. Recommendation 1: Provide VIA Rail Canada with $1.5bn capital funding to completely renew Canada’s long-distance train fleet, including providing barrier-free accessible cabins on all overnight trains. Recommendation 2: Provide funding for track […]

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