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Gateway forum will look at impact of increased rail traffic

Editor: Re: “New Langley overpasses ‘may not be enough’,” (The Times, Aug. 7).

The story on Port Metro Vancouver’s recent presentation to Langley Township council needs clarification as to the purpose and plans of the Gateway Transportation Collaboration Forum.

The forum, a joint effort of the federal and provincial ministries of transportation, TransLink, Port Metro Vancouver and the Greater Vancouver Gateway Council, has been struck to assess regional infrastructure needs and collaboratively develop a plan that will ultimately seek funding from the national infrastructure component of the federal New Building Canada Fund.

In fact, the forum will be assessing the regional impact of additional rail traffic from steadily increasing demand for imports and exports. The forum intends to gather that information in consultation with municipalities and others, and consider how best to meet long-term trade demand while minimizing impacts to local communities and the environment.

Cliff Stewart,

Vice-President Infrastructure,

Port Metro Vancouver

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