September 29, 2020 (Anchorage, AK) – Today, Governor Mike Dunleavy praised President Trump’s signing of the permit authorizing the Alaska to Alberta Railway Development Corporation to construct, connect, operate, and maintain railway facilities at the international boundary between the United States and Canada. The 1,600 mile project would run between northern Alberta to deep water ports in Alaska.
The railway, which will connect Alaska to the North American railway and the Lower 48, provides a clear alternative for Alaskans to get access to much-needed resources as well as bring North American goods to emerging markets in the Pacific.
“I want to thank President Trump for issuing a presidential permit for the A2A rail crossing between Canada and Alaska, that will be a game-changer for Alaskans,” said Governor Dunleavy. “The rail link between our state, Canada, and the rest of the country has been a dream for many generations. This is a big win for Alaska and our entire country.”
Governor Dunleavy sent a letter to the Trump administration asking for a presidential permit for the project in February 2019.