Federal Government will invest $45 Million to support four public transit projects in Brampton – says Sonia Sidhu.

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : July 30, 2020 1:15




Federal Government will invest $45 Million to support four public transit projects in Brampton - says Sonia Sidhu.

“This is terrific news for Brampton as we establish ourselves as a national leader in green infrastructure. Together with our partners, we are building stronger and more inclusive communities. I know this will have a positive impact on those in my riding.” Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South

July 28th, 2020 – BRAMPTON

The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities has announced funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan for four public transit projects in Brampton, Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $45 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $37 million, while the City of Brampton is contributing more than $30 million.

These projects will create a new Downtown Transit Hub, Rehabilitate 300 busses, Purchase 72 new busses and replace 2,100 onboard cameras. All four projects further improve our transit system by making it more safer and efficient as well as connecting Brampton to the rest of the GTA. 

MP Sidhu recognizes that this strategic investment will play a key role in ensuring Bramptonians can get to work on time then safely back home at the end of the day. Under her leadership, Brampton has seen $750 million in upgrades to GO rail service and transit funding for new buses including world-leading zero-emission vehicles that have led the way on climate change action.

She will continue to advocate for investments in reliable, safe, and accessible infrastructure projects which make an impact on the everyday lives of Canadians. 

QUOTES:

“This is terrific news for Brampton as we establish ourselves as a national leader in green infrastructure. Together with our partners, we are building stronger and more inclusive communities. I know this will have a positive impact on those in my riding.”— Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South

 

“Canadians rely on public transit to access important services and get to where they need to go. These investments in modernizing Brampton’s public transit system will attract riders while creating a more sustainable community. Canada’s Infrastructure plan invests in thousands of projects, creates jobs across the country and builds stronger communities.”— The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities