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Policy Briefing: Transportation
Transport Minister Marc Garneau says that the Liberal government will make a decision on a plan from Via Rail to build a dedicated rail track this year. The Hill Times file photograph

Garneau says feds expected to make decision on $4-billion dedicated rail line this year

However, Transport Minister Marc Garneau is only saying that a $21-billion high-speed line proposed by Ontario is an 'interesting project' that the government is 'examining alongside our municipal and provincial partners.'
Transport Minister Garneau introduces the government's overarching transportation plan, Transportation 2030, in Nov. 2016.
I am optimistic about the potential benefits of innovation in transportation. New technologies will help us 'green' the transportation sector, which produces almost a quarter of the greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.
Opinion|Kathy Fox
Long after the question of 'what happened' has been answered, it’s the 'why' that will lead to improvements, and help ensure that the lessons of one tragedy are used to avoid similar accidents in future.
The recommendation is one of dozens included in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ pre-budget submission, and comes in tandem with sustained pushes from the advocacy body to ensure local players are setting the priorities for Ottawa’s multibillion dollar infrastructure plans.
Seen as an overhaul of the Transportation Act as well as others, the bill will also introduce a passenger bill of rights in the air transportation industry and allow port authorities to borrow from the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
The Liberals' proposed changes to the Navigation Protection Act will make infrastructure projects more expensive.

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