November 13, 2015
Ontario’s Gas Tax Program is helping people in Hamilton area get out of their cars and onto public transit.
For the 12th consecutive year, Ontario is providing support to Hamilton region to improve its public transit system. With this support, HSR (Hamilton Street Railway) receives $10,714,006 this year which cumulatively adds to a 12 year total of $117,574,693.
Ontario is building safe, reliable infrastructure to help create jobs and ensure a bright future for the province. Between April and September of this year alone, the province announced support for more than 200 projects that will keep people and goods moving, strengthen the economy, connect communities and improve quality of life. The 2015-16 gas tax funding builds on that progress.
Investing in transit is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up. The four-part plan includes investing in people's talents and skills, making the largest investment in public infrastructure in Ontario's history, creating a dynamic, innovative environment where business thrives, and building a secure retirement savings plan.
“This significant annual support from the province is paying off for the local community allowing the HSR to make significant transit improvements for local families and visitors to our community.Congratulations!”
- Ted McMeekin MPP Ancaster Dundas Flamborough Westdale
"The provincial funding allows a continued focus on sustainable public transit options for Hamiltonians. It comes at a time where we are advancing LRT, and the synergies for a complete transit system bode well for our future."
-Mayor Fred Eisenberger
For further information, please contact Ted McMeekin 905-690-6552
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