Govern­ments of Canada and On­tario In­vest in Pub­lic Tran­sit in Bramp­ton

29 new projects across On­tario to ben­e­fit from the Pub­lic Tran­sit In­fra­struc­ture Fund

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The govern­ments of Canada and On­tario are mak­ing in­vest­ments to cre­ate jobs and grow the mid­dle class, while build­ing a foun­da­tion for a strong, sus­tain­able eco­nomic fu­ture. In­vest­ing in pub­lic in­fra­struc­ture sup­ports ef­fi­cient and af­ford­able tran­sit ser­vices that help Cana­di­ans to safely get to and from work, school and other ac­tiv­i­ties on time.

On Fe­bru­ary 10th, Hon’ Navdeep Bains, Min­is­ter of In­no­va­tion, Science and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, on be­half of the Hon’ Amar­jeet Sohi, Min­is­ter of In­fra­struc­ture and Com­mu­ni­ties, the Hon’ Steven Del Duca, On­tario Min­is­ter of Trans­porta­tion and Linda Jef­frey, Mayor of Bramp­ton, an­nounced six newly ap­proved projects that will ben­e­fit Bramp­ton un­der the Pub­lic Tran­sit In­fra­struc­ture Fund (PTIF). The fed­eral gov­ern­ment is pro­vid­ing up to 50 per cent of fund­ing for these projects—just over $32.4 mil­lion. Lo­cal MPS, MPPS and Coun­cil mem­bers were also in at­ten­dance.

The list of projects in­cludes sig­nif­i­cant in­vest­ments across the City of Bramp­ton. For ex­am­ple, a project to ex­tend the Züm Bo­vaird tran­sit ser­vice along Air­port Road will im­prove mo­bil­ity, se­cu­rity and re­li­a­bil­ity on this im­por­tant tran­sit cor­ri­dor. Also, a project to ex­pand the San­dal­wood Tran­sit Fa­cil­ity will help sup­port the fore­casted growth of tran­sit fleet ser­vices and im­prove ser­vice re­li­a­bil­ity. Other projects in­clude the ac­qui­si­tion of 20 re­place­ment buses and three new ar­tic­u­lated buses, and the ex­pan­sion of the au­to­mated ve­hi­cle mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem to most of Bramp­ton’s tran­sit fleet. In ad­di­tion, the ex­pan­sion and re­place­ment of tran­sit shel­ters will im­prove ac­ces­si­bil­ity and safety for tran­sit users.

In ad­di­tion to these projects, Min­is­ter Bains and Min­is­ter Del Duca also an­nounced that 23 pub­lic tran­sit projects will ben­e­fit 12 other com­mu­ni­ties across On­tario.

This in­vest­ment is part of an agree­ment be­tween Canada and On­tario for the Pub­lic Tran­sit In­fra­struc­ture Fund.

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