While large infrastructure projects often take many years to plan and develop, Government of Alberta have been very slow to recognize the unique features of the CABR Project and advance it in a timely manner.
- Alberta Transportation entered into successive MoUs with Canada Infrastructure Bank to progress the project in 2020 and 2021 but nothing happened.
- Alberta Transportation largely ignored the unsolicited proposals from Liricon Plenary in May and November 2021.
- While the Airport Connection Rail Study represents a positive step forward, we hope that it is not a further excuse for delay and that key aspects of CABR which are essential to support conclusions of the study can be advanced in parallel.
- Government of Alberta’s exploration of a Provincial agency similar to Metrolinx in Ontario is unnecessary for CABR and could lead to years of delay.