Majority Of Politicians Support Island Rail Service

Concept earns majority support at Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference.

What we’ve learned is people either totally love or totally hate the idea of passenger rail service running on Vancouver Island…

Well… more news on the highly debatable topic today as the concept got approx. 2:1 majority support from municipal politicians at the annual Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities conference, taking place in Nanaimo this weekend.

Delegates voted largely in favour to urge the Federal Government to release $7.5M towards upgrading the tracks.

This comes on the heels of the Regional District of Nanaimo pulling it’s nearly $1M in support, citing lack of confidence in the Island Corridor Foundation (ICF) board.

The vote of support comes on the same weekend as Island Rail’s 130th Anniversary Celebrations, which has attracted a sold out crowd. Many had the opportunity to ride the passenger train on an hour return trip in Nanaimo, yesterday.

What do you think… Do you love or hate the whole idea?

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