Paul Kerry, Network Development Manager, Ontario Canadian Pacific Rail (CP Rail); Gordon Graham, Director, Business Development Intermodel, Canadian National Railway (CN Rail); and, Jamie Wright, Senior Operations Effectiveness Manager, Purolator Inc., acknowledged Regional Chair Kolb, Regional Council and Region of Peel staff for demonstrating leadership in goods movement. They expressed their support and noted the positive experience and outcomes related to the Peel Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS), and expressed their appreciation for the inclusion of the goods movement industry in discussions, regarding the opportunities and requirements for a goods movement network in Peel.
Regional Council endorsed a proposal for action item 20 of the SGMNS. Action item 20 calls for the development of a strategic goods movement network that will preserve and protect existing and potential truck priority routes for goods movement throughout the Region of Peel. This will help support the economy by providing a system that moves goods quickly and efficiently, while reducing environmental and community impacts.
The Strategic Goods Movement Network Study (SGMNS) will identify those strategic roads that connect major goods-generating activities and promote a seamless connection within peel and provincial highways. Further, the study will provide a strategy for implementation.
Form more information on the Peel Region Strategic Goods Movement Network Study, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/agendas/pdf/rc-20130509/report-pw-a1.pdf