Posted February 3, 2009
Go Train Expansion


Waterloo Region - Residents in Waterloo Region will have their chance to provide input into GO Transit’s proposed expansion from Georgetown to Kitchener at a public information centre this week.

The drop-in style information centre will feature display boards outlining the preferred sites for GO stations, layover and other infrastructure improvements. Representatives from GO will be available to answer questions and comment sheets will be provided to ensure public input on the project is on the record.

The information centre will be held on February 5, 2009 at the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 54 Queen Street North, in Kitchener, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Others will be held at the Evergreen Seniors Centre in Guelph and the Halton Hills Cultural Centre in Georgetown.

The consultation is the second to be held in Kitchener as part of the Environmental Assessment process for the possible rail service extension. Following this round of public information centres, the Environmental Study Report will be finalized and filed for public review and comment before being presented to the Minister of Transportation.

“Bringing GO service to our community is extremely exciting news for many of our residents,” said John Milloy, MPP Kitchener Centre. “This is our chance to make sure our region’s voices and ideas are heard and incorporated into the plan.”

GO Transit is Canada's first, and Ontario's only, interregional public transit system, linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The GO Transit Board of Directors is appointed by the province. It has broad representation from the public and private sectors, including businesses, municipal governments, and the provincial government.

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