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1.4. Transition to low-energy movement of commercial goods

Movement of goods is essential to Waterloo Region’s strong business, manufacturing and industrial sector, and so people can meet their daily needs. Locally this ranges from auto parts heading to major manufacturing plants, supplies destined to offices in urban centres, distribution of food and consumer goods, movement of aggregate resources, and heavy trucks moving along our highways destined for other markets. Goods in Waterloo Region are currently primarily moved by large trucks, but also using freight by rail on the CP and CN rail lines. In order to significantly reduce GHGs associated with transportation, we must support a transition toward efficient, low energy methods of moving commercial goods.