A Review of the ICF Business Case

Recently the Island Corridor Foundation released their long awaited (over 11 years) business case for reinstatement of rail on the E&N corridor, spurred on finally by the looming deadline set by the BC Appeals Court for deciding ownership of a portion of the corridor transecting First Nation reserve lands near Nanoose.

While the business case is nicely packaged and appears on the surface to present an appealing case for rail, a deeper look reveals many disparities, misrepresentations and omissions that render it clearly unreasonable, especially given the current financial demands on government.

Here is a detailed analysis by a professional engineer of ICF’s business case, pointing out the numerous unanswered questions and faulty assumptions.
Click on the summary below to read the full review.

ICF Business Case Review