Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Daily commuter train from Smiths Falls

By 2017 there should be a daily commuter train from Smiths Falls to Ottawa.

Mobility Ottawa-Outaouais Mobility Systems and Enterprises Inc. (Moose) are on track for their 2017 schedule, Smiths Falls council heard Monday, Sept. 28, at a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting.  The COW meeting delegation marked Moose President, Joseph Potvin’s, third visit before council, each visit representing a step closer to their goal of providing a private sector commuter system for on existing rail beds.

An interesting real estate note on this development:

The impact to the Smiths Falls community will come from a number of directions, a big one being increases in property values, which Potvin said often come before the train is even running.  Properties within a .8 kilometre walking distance of the station will see an increase, and a real estate intelligence agency called Altus Group, will provide Moose with empirical data of the expected increases.

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