Pay the Freight: Rail Infrastructure Investments in Canada and U.S. - Metropolitan Planning Council

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Pay the Freight: Rail Infrastructure Investments in Canada and U.S.

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At this event, U.S. Rep Tom Petri (R-Wis.), member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy for Transport Canada, Ms. Kristine Burr, discussed Canada’s $2 billion investment in freight rail infrastructure using public-private partnerships (PPP), and explored opportunities to improve the movement of goods in the United States. Vice President of Planning at McCain Foods Ltd. (a global leader in the frozen food industry), Mr. Ron Pillsbury, joined the panel representing the private sector, which relies on seamless multi-modal transportation.

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