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Joint Statement: Niagara GO Announcement

The plan unveiled today by the Province to bring daily GO Train service to Niagara is great news for all of our communities. We appreciate the collaborative relationship that Premier Wynne initiated with us and that Minister Del Duca continued alongside our local government MPP Jim Bradley.

There is now a firm timeline and we look forward to working with Metrolinx and the Province on this important service for Niagara residents.  Strengthening our connection to and from the GTHA enhances our ability to attract new people to Niagara, creating new opportunities for job creation and business expansion.

Today we are seeing the power of speaking with one voice. This announcement is the result of a strong and united effort across Niagara to make our number one priority of daily GO Train service a reality.

The enthusiastic support of our business community, hospitals, post-secondary institutions and the thousands of residents who lent their voice and passion has played a vital role in making today’s announcement possible.

Niagara Regional Chair and all 12 Niagara Mayors

THE FACTS

We submitted a comprehensive business case for the province’s consideration and met with the Minister of Transportation to discuss our plan and how it aligns with Ontario’s goals to strengthen the province’s transportation network and drive economic prosperity.

Niagara Mayors and the Regional Chair, along with senior staff from across Niagara have been meeting regularly with numerous senior provincial representatives. We are confident that our business case is sound. We have worked hard to address all concerns, including long-standing issues like the Welland Canal crossing.

The expansion of Ontario’s GO Train service to Niagara aligns with a new global commitment to address the problem of climate change, underscoring that now is the time for GO in Niagara.

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THE PROJECTS

Niagara has been preparing for daily GO Train service by initiating a series of major projects that directly support or align with implementation of daily GO train service.

What it is: A long-term vision for how we travel in and around Niagara, and how we can improve our transportation systems. This plan covers all modes of transportation – driving, walking, cycling, airports and public transit, including daily GO Train service.