July 30, 2019
Ontario Government Investing in $4,424,000.00 Transit Projects in the City of Brantford
Priority projects will mean safer, faster, more convenient commutes
QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario is working to support municipalities and get people moving by investing in new transit infrastructure projects in the City of Brantford.
Brantford-Brant MPP Will Bouma said “A strong public transit system is crucial to connecting people with the places where they live, work and play”.
MPP Will Bouma, announced today that priority transit infrastructure projects from the City of Brantford are being nominated under the Public Transit stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
“These nominated projects will help people in the City of Brantford spend less time commuting and more time doing the things they love with those they care about most,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure.
The projects are now with the federal government for final funding decisions as they are reviewed for eligibility under the ICIP program.
“We’re excited to get shovels in the ground; these initiatives promise to make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Scott. “Now it’s up to the federal government to approve them.”
“I am happy to be part of a Government that works collaboratively with our Federal and Municipal partners to improve public transit and alleviate traffic gridlock in our community” said MPP Bouma.
§ The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a $30 billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent or about $10.2 billion spread across four streams: 1. Rural and Northern, 2. Public Transit, 3. Green, 4. Community, Culture and Recreation.
§ Funding is allocated to transit systems based on a municipality’s or municipalities’ share of total transit ridership in Ontario as per the 2015 Canadian Urban Transit Association Fact Book. This allocations-based funding model was set by the federal government.
§ These projects are from the first intake of ICIP applications from municipalities outside the GTHA. Some project applications from this intake are still under consideration by the province. The province intends to make more announcements from this intake soon. Information on additional intakes will be released when available.
§ The government also nominated 15 major transit projects in the City of Toronto, Region of York and City of London to the federal government for approval, as well as 144 road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure projects under the Rural and Northern stream.
For more information, contact MPP Will Bouma at 519-759-0361 or [email protected]