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CTA encouraged by Tory promises

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is urging Canada's new government to stay true to its word and...

OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) is urging Canada’s new government to stay true to its word and deliver on its campaign promises surrounding funding for highways and border infrastructure.

The new Conservative government won Monday’s federal election and will form a minority government. Prior to the election, the Conservatives promised to negotiate a new infrastructure agreement with the provinces.

The Tories also said they’d invest $2 billion over the next five years into the federal Highways and Border Infrastructure Fund with the Trans-Canada Highway being the centerpiece of the program.

The new government also said it would develop a National Road Congestion Index to track progress in reducing road congestion, while working towards reducing congestion levels in Canadian cities. And the Conservatives promised to maintain existing federal infrastructure agreements entered into between the previous federal government and provinces and municipalities.

The CTA is encouraged by the Conservatives’ election promises and looks forward to seeing those plans implemented, the association says.

“CTA is looking forward to working with the new government to increase efficiency at the borders and improve the state of Canada’s main trade corridors,” said CTA CEO David Bradley.

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