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For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2012

Goods Movement Plan Receives Endorsement From Peel Regional Council

- Transportation improvements will help businesses in Peel Region

BRAMPTON, ON. (April 26, 2012) – Peel Regional Council has adopted the Peel Region Goods Movement Strategic Plan. The plan is a collaboration of Peel Goods Movement Task Force (formed in 2009) members from the private and public sectors involved in transportation and logistics. The Task Force has been mandated to support businesses by developing an action plan to improve goods movement in Peel. The Region of Peel, along with the Task Force, will now work towards implementing the actions items.

The Goods Movement Strategic Plan covers four strategic directions over the next five years:

  1. Infrastructure improvements
  2. Partnership, communication and advocacy
  3. Optimization of existing infrastructure
  4. Planning and forecasting future needs

There are 23 action items identified within the strategic directions with 12 to commence in 2012.

 “The Region of Peel and the Goods Movement Task Force are committed to providing an efficient business environment and that includes improvements to our transportation network,” said Regional Chair and Goods Movement Task Force Chair Emil Kolb. “Our transportation system is a priority. Businesses depend on timely deliveries and we want ideal conditions that support jobs and quality of life in our community. Peel and Greater Toronto Area residents depend on the 221,000 jobs in manufacturing, wholesale trade, transportation and warehousing that exist in Peel. The private and public sector Task Force members deserve credit for the collaborative effort in moving this initiative forward.”

“The timely, efficient movement of freight in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto Area is critical to the economic health of the region, its environmental objectives, and the quality of life of its citizens,” said Gordon Graham, Director, Business Development – Intermodal for Canadian National Railway.  “CN believes a balanced multi-modal freight strategy, built on sound private and public sector partnership will help to advance the Peel Goods Movement Task Force's goal of maximizing existing and future freight distribution capacity through greater network efficiencies.”

For a copy of the Goods Movement Strategic Plan, please contact Ken Chiu 905-791-7800 ext. 4667.

For information on the Peel Goods Movement Task Force, visit: peelregion.ca/movinggoods.

The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon. Peel is a pivotal freight hub for southern Ontario and Canada. Peel includes Canada’s busiest international airport, rail yards, several 400-series highways, major warehouse/shipping operations and business headquarters. Peel is an important gateway to Toronto. Visit www.peelregion.ca.



Ken Chiu
Communications Specialist
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4667

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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