Transportation Vision to get you to work on TimePublished on April 10, 2019
Ontario’s Government for the People is investing in urgently-needed transportation improvements
April 10, 2019
[Mississauga – Erin Mills] — Ontario’s Government for the People is investing in urgently-needed transportation improvements to help the people of Ontario moving after decades of being stuck in gridlock. Premier Doug Ford, joined by Jeff Yurek, Minister of Transportation, and Monte McNaughton, Minister of Infrastructure announced a $28.5 billion expansion to Ontario's transit network. This is the most money ever invested to get shovels in the ground and get new subways built.
The funding announced today is in addition to the significant contributions made to transportation in Ontario. In just 9 months, Ontario has delivered the first ever expansion of GO Train service to Niagara falls, years ahead of schedule; dramatically enhanced GO Train service to Kitchener Waterloo region; committed billions to new transit projects for Hamilton and Ottawa regions; moved ahead with the long awaited LRTs for Mississauga, and announced $1.3 billion to repair and rebuild highways across the provinces as well as billions in infrastructure to better support our rural communities.
The Hurontario LRT is a game changer for Mississauga. The project will deliver transit, faster for the people and transform a city that has already grown exponentially.
“Our government is hard at work to make sure that the people of Ontario can rely on transit to get to work on time, get home faster and to family and friends sooner.” Said Sheref Sabawy, MPP for Mississauga-Erin Mills. “We are always listening! Hard working Ontarians deserve a transportation system so they can move from one point to another without worrying about being stuck in traffic."
Hurontario LRT - Quick Fact:
- Our government for the people made a committed to get the people of Ontario moving and we are doing just that for the residents of Mississauga and Brampton.
- Recently, we announced a more convenient route for the Hurontario projects while removing the need for a transfer between trains.
- These changes include:
- removing the Mississauga city centre loop and creating a direct in-out access route from Hurontario to the Rathburn stop, located next to the MiWay Transit Terminal;
- deferring the pedestrian bridge at the Cooksville stop to be included in a potential future Transit Oriented Development; and,
- changes to street-scaping along the corridor.
- The Hurontario LRT will continue to connect with the City Centre GO Bus and MiWay bus terminals on Rathburn on an LRT only bridge from Hurontario Street to a stop on Rathburn at the terminals.
- Premier Ford News Release : https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2019/04/premier-ford-unveils-transportation-vision.html
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