Fed Supports Amtrak, Good News For Van Says Mayor


Federal support for Amtrak train good news for City’s economy, says Mayor

(Vancouver, B.C., October 14, 2010) Mayor Gregor Robertson praised the federal government for reaching an agreement to keep a second Amtrak train running, saying it is good news for Vancouver’s economy.

“It’s great to hear the federal government stepped up and ensured that the second Amtrak train will keep operating,” said Mayor Robertson. “The Amtrak train has been a big success and has delivered tourist visits and dollars into our economy, both in Vancouver and throughout the region.

“I want to thank the federal government for making the investment to keep the second Amtrak train operating. The dollars that the Canadian Border Services Agency is providing will leverage significant investment for our economy. This is good news for Vancouver’s tourism industry and our local economy.”

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