The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, recently announced $12.4 million of federal funding for two short line railway infrastructure projects planned by Great Sandhills Railway in Saskatchewan, one in Unity and one in Leader.
The Western Canadian Short Line Railway Association (WCSLRA) applauds the federal government’s support of short line railways. Projects like these greatly improve access to foreign markets for Canada’s agricultural and energy products. These improvements also make short line railways an appealing location for further investment by businesses currently built on short lines and potential new customers.
“We are thrilled to see that the federal government recognizes the critical role that short line railways play in Canada’s export system. The total investment in these communities totals over $25 million and will accelerate local economies for decades to come,” explains Perry Pellerin, president of the WCSLRA.