Posted by Magda
A lot of the discussion around Hanlon upgrades is related to giving easy road access to south-end industry, particularly the Hanlon Creek business park.
Councillor Leanne Piper asked in committee this morning whether there's any talk of connecting the business parks with rail.
"That, with all due respect, would be very futuristic," said Rajan Philips, the city's transportation planning engineer.
Really? I visited the Roxton Furniture in Elmira last year on a Doors Open tour. They'd chosen that location decades ago, precisely because it was on the rail line -- the best and cheapest way at the time of getting supplies in and furniture out. Of course, they don't use that anymore -- so maybe it's the old-fashioned kind of futuristic.