By Cecilia Nasmith
Northumberland County council reiterated its support for a Go Rail service extension to Bowmanville in response to a letter from the Regional Municipality of Durham received at their Jan. 30 meeting,
The county supports the need for improved regional transit connections, the motion of support said, especially to the Greater Toronto Area. In fact, county staff are in the process of developing a business-case study for an expansion right to Northumberland.
Cobourg Mayor John Henderson said that the same recommendation will be coming forward to his own council.
“Anything we can do, along with Northumberland County, to assist and help in this endeavour, we certainly would be glad to assist in any manner, because we do see it as a viable option,” Henderson stated.
“I want to reiterate how important it is that we continue our goal to have Metrolinx connect through to Bowmanville,” Port Hope Mayor Bob Sanderson added.
“Durham is bringing it forward to make sure the provincial government understands the priority placed on it by the previous government, particularly for our work force and our youth who need post-secondary education connections to Oshawa – we need to have economically appropriate, reliable transportation, so I absolutely support this and recommend county council support it.”
Copies of the resolution will be sent to each Northumberland member municipality, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Metrolinx, as well as Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd and MPP David Piccini.