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Joint Truck/Rail Corridor Too Costly

HALIFAX, N. S. - A feasibility study has ruled out the construction of a proposed integrated truck/train transportation corridor in Nova Scotia.


HALIFAX, N. S. –A feasibility study has ruled out the construction of a proposed integrated truck/train transportation corridor in Nova Scotia.

The study examined the possibility of integrating a roadway into the CN rail corridor, which would consolidate truck and rail shipping and remove trucks from congested city roads. However, the study found that the project would be too costly, pegging the price tag at more than $220 million.

“Using the existing corridor for commercial vehicles and public transit has been studied at a high level, but this was the first detailed study that looked at all aspects and provided a full costing of the project,” said Brooke Taylor, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal on behalf of Angus MacIsaac, Minister responsible for the Atlantic Gateway. “This report gave us the valuable information needed to make the right decision about this proposal. We will continue to identify opportunities to improve the competitiveness of our province’s assets with Nova Scotia’s Gateway partners.”


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