CBU to conduct feasibility study for Atlantic Canada’s first municipal light rail


The Government of Nova Scotia has tasked Cape Breton University with assessing the feasibility of developing Atlantic Canada’s first municipal light rail system. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has experienced significant growth after years of decline, but that growth has come with growing pains in the form of reliable transportation and housing for students and other community members. CTV News explains that the proposed battery-powered, light-rail train service would rely on the region’s existing train tracks, which have been out of use for nearly a decade. “If it’s feasible, it will happen, but we’ve got to determine that first,” said NS Premier Tim Houston. To support the study, NS is providing $610K in funding to CBU.

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