Ontario is making it easier and more convenient for people to get where they need to go by improving transportation services within and between communities across southwestern Ontario.
Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation, was joined by Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge, in Cambridge January 15, 2018, to announce the new Community Transportation Grant Program.
The program will make it more convenient for seniors, students, persons with disabilities and others to access essential services in their communities, connect with other transportation services, and travel between cities and towns. The program helps municipalities, Indigenous communities and other organizations in southwestern Ontario and throughout the province provide more travel options for people, particularly in areas that underserved or not served by public transit or intercommunity bus.
Investing in public transportation is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. The plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
“Our government is committed to building stronger communities in southwestern Ontario by making transportation more convenient and better connected. The Community Transportation Grant Program will help more people in rural and remote areas across the province get to and from their appointments, access important services and maintain an active and independent lifestyle. Adding service and investing in innovation, including high speed rail, is part of our long-term plan for a connected and prosperous southwestern Ontario.”
— Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
“This investment will improve the quality of life for many people in our communities that are currently underserved by transit. Whether it’s seniors, students or others, access to transit helps people get where they need to be and live active, independent lives.”
—Kathryn McGarry, MPP for Cambridge
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