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Available Expert - High frequency rail line is “long overdue” says Queen’s planning expert

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Queen’s expert Ajay Agarwal (Geography and Planning) is available to speak to the proposed high-frequency passenger rail corridor the federal government announced July 6th.

The rail lines, which would connect Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, making it the largest transportation infrastructure project in Canada in decades.

“Such intercity rail infrastructure investment is long overdue.  It is good for the environment, good for economic competitiveness of cities connected by the corridor and would potentially provide congestion relief at Montreal and Toronto airports.  Federal and provincial governments should invest in intracity public transit to support the high-frequency rail corridor” says Dr. Agarwal.

The procurement process will launch this fall.

To arrange an interview, please contact Media Relations Officer Julie Brown (343-363-2763 or Julie.brown@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.  

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