MPP Dufferin-Caledon

News Release: Jones – Calls on New Minister of Transportation to Make Key Investments in Dufferin-Caledon

(Orangeville) – Today, Sylvia Jones sent several letters to the new Minister of Transportation, Kathryn McGarry urging her to address issues left unaddressed by her predecessor.

“As the new Minister, I encouraged her to do what her predecessor failed to do: fulfill the broken promise for two-day all-way GO trains, make desperately needed safety improvements to Highway 10, and immediately install an advanced green in Shelburne at the intersection of Highway 89 and County Road 124,” said Jones.

“Minister McGarry has an opportunity to address key transportation issues impacting residents in Dufferin-Caledon,” said Jones.

“The Liberal Party promised in 2014 to have all-day two-way GO train service on the Kitchener line in place by 2019, but now they have postponed it to 2024,” said Jones.

“Minister McGarry’s predecessor failed to make the necessary safety improvements to Highway 10 despite calls from the Town of Mono and local residents about road safety, particularly between Camilla and Primrose where the highway is only two lanes,” said Jones.

“Finally, the Ministry is dragging its feet on installing an advanced green in Shelburne, despite the County of Dufferin having traffic data which shows a need for an advanced green. The Minister has committed to more study, but Shelburne residents don’t need more study, they need to have the infrastructure that ensures that their roadways are safe to travel,” said Jones.

“A new Minister means a chance for a new course. It is never too late to do the right thing. I encourage the new Minister to make these important investments,” said Jones.

The three open letters to Minister McGarry can be found below.

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