The new federal government will soon have to make major decisions about the fate of VIA Rail Canada. Through no fault of its own, this government has now inherited all the problems that VIA has accumulated since it was imperfectly created in 1977. These problems are a result of previous governments not dealing effectively with the issue.
The VIA 1-4-10 Plan is a suggested blueprint for the nationwide reconstruction of VIA as a modern, affordable and effective public transportation service. It recognizes there is no “silver bullet” for fixing VIA; strong political will, vision and investment will be required.