Mayors unite for railway renewal

By Gordon Lambie

The Mayors who make up the Alliance du corridor ferroviaire de l’Estrie et de la Montérégie (ACFEM), a recently-formed coalition of municipalities seeking to improve rail access and security across the Eastern Townships, came together in Bromont on Thursday to announce the details of what they call a “visionary project” for the modernization of local railway infrastructure. “One catastrophe is enough,” said Louis Villeneuve, Mayor of Bromont and President of the ACFEM. “Our project aims to renovate, restore and modernize current rail infrastructure so that they are safe, fast, and offered to a multitude of users at once.” The proposed project, which is estimated to cost roughly $300 million over the next ten years, focuses not just on improving the current state of local rail lines, but also on relocating storage areas for petroleum products. See full story in the Friday, Sept. 6 edition of The Record.

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