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Committee makes recommendations on North Coast transportation needs

ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. -- The North Coast Transportation Committee (NCTC) has presented its final report on future trans...

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — The North Coast Transportation Committee (NCTC) has presented its final report on future transportation needs to the provincial government.

The NCTC a seven-member committee formed in July makes 35 recommendations in the report, including completing the Trans-Labrador Highway.

"The completion of the Trans-Labrador Highway from Red Bay to Cartwright in 2003 will undoubtedly have an impact on transportation services on Labrador’s north coast," says Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ernest McLean.

Works, Services and Transportation Minister, Percy Barrett, says "We will look at this report, along with the report submitted by the Southeastern Labrador Transportation Committee, and determine the future transportation needs of Labrador. I have assured the committee that there will be a quick response to the report."

NCTC chairman, Jim Lyall, says he looks forward to a swift response.

"During the consultation process it was clear the people on the north coast want to have a say in the way their future transportation services are implemented and managed," says Lyall. "I expect the government will seriously consider the recommendations before making any decisions with respect to transportation services on the north coast."

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