In an article written this week for Huffington Post Canada, world-renown environmentalist David Suzuki weighed in on the electrification debate.
While recognizing the need for infrastructure improvements in our region, Suzuki openly criticized the decision to use diesel technology in this heavily-populated corridor.
[A] proposal to use diesel trains for the Air-Rail-Link plan to connect downtown Toronto with its international airport in Mississauga is concerning. A rapid transit link with the airport is long overdue, but heavy diesel trains emit particulates and other contaminants, including known carcinogens. The proposed rail line would be close to dozens of schools and daycare centres, several long-term care facilities and a chronic respiratory care hospital.
We’re delighted to have Suzuki on-board with our vision for healthy and progressive transportation infrastructure! You can read the full article here.