Nothing is more valued by Islanders than our environment.
Recent local and national public opinion polls have found that over 80% of us perceive rail to be the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation.
To ensure sustainable growth the Island’s transportation infrastructure must preserve and protect the environment that is the very source of our prosperity and the heart and soul of our cherished way of life.
Railways offer the most energy efficient performance both according to passenger/km and tonne/km.
A shift of 3% from road to rail transport corresponds to 10% decrease in GHG-emissions.
Although they account for 65% of surface freight, railways produce only 3% of the GHG emissions.
Freight trains create only one-fifth the GHG emissions of trucking.
Short line railways, like ours, originate almost 24% of freight carloads in Canada. Without them Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions from domestic trucking would be 100% higher.
Just like the Corridor itself, the environment is ours. It’s up to us manage it wisely.