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posted on May 27, 2009
Agency moves to try to snuff out two controversies plaguing its rail expansion plans in the west end of the city
By: JEFF GRAY
Published: May 27, 2009
Source: The Globe and Mail
Metrolinx, the province's recently reorganized Toronto-area transportation agency now headed by former Torstar boss Robert Prichard, moved yesterday to try to snuff out two controversies plaguing its rail expansion plans in the west end of the city.
Facing concerns from activists and residents that plans to run trains to Pearson Airport and dramatically expand GO Transit service rely on polluting diesel locomotives, Metrolinx announced yesterday that it will study the electrification of all of GO Transit's train lines and set up an "external advisory committee" of community representatives, riders and technical experts.