CN Milton Logistics Hub moving along

Written by William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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CN’s program to build its new, C$250 million Milton Logistics Hub in Ontario is moving ahead with a formal application to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), which is required to approve the project under the Canada Transportation Act.

Leaders of chambers of commerce, ports, businesses across Canada, and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations submitted letters of support, which are included in the CTA application.

The CTA application outlines the infrastructure required for the project and the expected economic benefits of the proposed logistics hub. “With CN’s intermodal traffic growing solidly since 2005, the terminal creates more inland freight capacity to better connect domestic and global supply chains linking the West and East coasts in Canada,” CN said. “Half of CN’s intermodal rail traffic touches the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), and the Milton Logistics Hub will help CN meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of a growing region. The tracks to be built on CN property adjacent to CN’s existing main line will accommodate the terminal’s rail traffic, and the 1.7-km (1-mile) private access road to be constructed on CN property will handle terminal truck traffic and avoid truck queuing on public roads.”

The application follows CN’s filing of a comprehensive environmental impact statement with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. CN said it “is committed to a full federal review of the project and to active consultation with the community and Aboriginal peoples.”

The CTA application can be viewed on CN’s Milton project website by clicking HERE.

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