Government of Canada, Ontario announce new infrastructure funding program
August 25, 2016 By Government of Canada
Aug. 25, 2016 – The Government of Canada remains committed to making significant investments in infrastructure that will improve our public transit systems, strengthen Canadian communities, and help create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future.
Today, the Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and the Premier of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne, announced a bilateral agreement that will provide more than $2.97 billion in combined funding – by the Government of Canada, Ontario, and municipalities – for projects across the province.
This agreement will reduce commute times and make public transit more efficient and inclusive, so that millions of people spend less time waiting in traffic, and more time doing the things they love.
These investments mean renewed and expanded transit systems, upgraded transit vehicles, timely repairs to subway tracks, new public transit express routes, and enhanced accessibility that will help improve the quality of life for Ontarians.
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