Ontario invests $365.3 million for local transportation
Mar. 14, 2020
Global Korean Post
The province’s first draft regional transportation plan was released for southwestern Ontario in 2020. Regional planning is also underway for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, Northern and eastern Ontario.
On March 12, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced Ontario is investing $365.3 million to expand and improve local transportation across the province.
“Investing in public transit is part of our plan to get Ontario moving,” said Minister Mulroney. “From transit investment in the Greater Golden Horseshoe to adding more service in rural and northern communities – our government is committed to improving transit in every corner of the province.”
This year’s Gas Tax program benefits the most municipalities ever, with 111 receiving funding to improve public transit in 148 communities across the province. Gas Tax funding can be used to upgrade infrastructure, increase accessibility, purchase transit vehicles, add more routes and extend hours of service.
“We’re making life easier for millions of people across Ontario by helping to build new and reliable transit faster,” said Minister Mulroney.
Funding for Ontario’s Gas Tax program is determined by the number of litres of gasoline sold in the province. Municipal allocations are based on two cents per litre of provincial Gas Tax revenues.