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File #: 22-393    Version: 1 Name: Island Rail Corridor (E&N Corridor) Advocacy
Type: Action Report Status: Carried
File created: 6/3/2022 In control: Transportation Committee
On agenda: 6/15/2022 Final action: 7/13/2022
Title: Island Rail Corridor (E&N Corridor) Advocacy
Attachments: 1. Staff Report: Island Rail Corridor (E&N Corridor) Advocacy, 2. Appendix A: Vancouver Island Rail Initial Business Case

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Island Rail Corridor (E&N Corridor) Advocacy

 

Recommendation

[At the June 15, 2022 Transportation Committee meeting, the report was presented for information and the following 2 motions arising were carried:]

That the Transportation Committee recommends to the Capital Regional District Board:

1. That the Board escalate advocacy for restoration and resumption for rail operations on the E&N Corridor and requests that the Chair communicates with provincial, federal, first nations, and other regional elected officials on behalf of the Board.

2. Request staff provide the Board with steps to be taken and timelines for heightened, urgent advocacy in support of protecting the corridor particularly with the federal government given the court deadline of March 2023.

(NWA)