Waterloo is the latest city council to press upper levels of government to get moving on improved transit for our area and southern Ontario.
Specifically, council voted last night to call on all levels of government to support two-way, all-day GO Train service and High Speed Rail.
Kitchener city council passed a similar motion last week.
Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky tells 570 NEWS the first politicians they want to hear from are those running in the provincial election, saying “Waterloo residents need access to Toronto and the 401 really doesn’t cut it.”
He says expanded Go train service appears to be “all but a certainty”, but High Speed Rail is less so, and they just want to make sure it’s on the provincial and federal agendas.
He says High Speed Rail has the potential to create a super city of 6-million people in southern Ontario and put us on a competitive landscape with any other jurisdiction in the world.
The motion also sets timelines calling for two-way all-day GO Train service from Toronto to our region by 2024 and a high speed rail line from Toronto to London in 2025.