Justin Trudeau PM of Canada has said that smart investments in public transit help connect communities, create good, middle class jobs, and protect our environment. They also make a real difference in people’s lives, helping them get to work on time in the mornings, and be home with their families in the evenings. We will continue to work with and listen to communities, and invest in the infrastructure they need – today and into the future.
In 2016, the Government of Canada launched the biggest infrastructure plan in Canadian history. Since then, we have invested in and approved thousands of infrastructure projects, including 650 public transit projects in Ontario alone.
As Canadian cities continue to grow, we need to make sure their public transit systems keep pace with current and future transportation needs. The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today visited Maple, Ontario, where he highlighted an investment of over $1.8 billion from the Government of Canada to expand GO rail public transportation infrastructure, including between Barrie and Union Station in Toronto.
These improvements will be funded as part of the ongoing GO Expansion project – the single largest transit project the federal government has ever funded.
With construction soon to be under way, the project will continue to create good, middle class jobs. Once completed, it will cut traffic, reduce air pollution, grow transit ridership, and make it easier and safer for people to get around the Greater Golden Horseshoe area of Ontario.