Ontario High-Speed Funding on Hold

Funding for high-speed rail service between Toronto and Windsor, Ontario, is on hold.

Ontario transportation policy makers have cited fiscal issues for delaying funding of the project that would cut the running time between the two cities from four hours to two.

The project had been expected to be completed by 2031.

“We’re dealing with a deficit and a huge debt so we want to make sure we’re going to make the right investments going forward,” said Transportation minister Jeff Yurek said.

An environment assessment of the project will continue, Yurek said, noting that the province will reveal a transportation plan for Southwest Ontario later this year.

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