The governments of Canada and Ontario are making investments to create jobs and grow the middle class now 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.
Kim Rudd, Member of Parliament for Northumberland—Peterborough South, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced on March 3rd that multiple new public transit projects have been recently approved in the Town of Cobourg, the Town of Port Hope, and the Municipality of Trent Hills. The Town of Cobourg will be given $162,000 for the purchase of Demand Response software, the purchase of a new paratransit bus, and the purchase of 10 transit shelters.
The Town of Port Hope will be given $148,000 for the purchase of two new shuttle vehicles. And the Municipality of Trent Hills will be given $53,750 for the purchase of a specialized transit vehicle to replace a vehicle and to install a new scheduling software and hardware program for the Specialized Transportation Program. These projects are part of a list of 79 projects across Ontario announced on February 10th, 2017, under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF). The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects and the provincial government and municipalities will provide the balance of funding. This investment is part of an agreement between Canada and Ontario for the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund.
“The Government of Canada recognizes how important efficient and sustainable transit infrastructure is to growing the middle class and getting kids to school, employees to work, and seniors to the services they need on time and back home quickly at the end of a long day. Modern public transit will help make municipalities across Ontario stronger, more inclusive and sustainable, and I’m very pleased to see how this funding program will benefit Cobourg, Port Hope, and Trent Hills through the project we’re celebrating today.” Kim Rudd – Member of Parliament, Northumberland—Peterborough South