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Say No to Blue22
Petition Background (Preamble):
It would operate at least 140 times per day, 365 days per year, and would operate at high speed through Weston. It would require closing some or all of the streets which cross tracks in Weston. It would cost at least $20 each way to use, with no stops. Most of the infrastructure cost would be publicly funded, but the train would be private.
The plan is currently stuck in an environmental assessment, which was to study alternatives. We have been waiting for a decision by the Minister of Environment for over two years. It is widely anticipated that GO will switch the assessment to one of the new 6 month processes, which will not study alternatives and does not need to deal with the economic harm to Weston.
Mike Sullivan, Chair
Weston Community Coalition
The Government of Ontario promised that alternative routes would be studied for the Air Rail Link. That same Government has now proposed that no alternatives need be studied. If the responsible authority (GO Transit, Metrolinx or other) chooses Weston as the route;
We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to ensure:
1. That the Air-Rail Link be public transit with fares in keeping with current public transit options,
2. That the Air-Rail Link be below grade throughout Weston, to avoid closing any streets, including John St and Denison Ave E.
3. That the Air-Rail Link include stops at appropriate places along the route, to serve the communities it passes, including Weston,
4. And that the Air-Rail Link be electric.
The Say No to Blue22 petition to Citizens of Weston, Toronto, Ontario and Canada was written by Weston Community Coalition and is in the category Neighborhood Living at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: blue22 weston community coalition