A Review of the ICF Business Case

E&N tracks covered in snow near Loon Lake Port Alberni (Photo: Xplore22 CC BY SA 4.0)

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.

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