Governments of Canada and Ontario Invest in Public Transit in Brampton
29 new projects across Ontario to benefit from the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund
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.