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BETTER PUBLIC TRANSIT FUNDING FOR MISSISSAUGA AND BRAMPTON

Mississauga, Brampton and Peel to receive $27.2 million in gas tax funding

(MISSISSAUGA, ON) Ontario’s Gas Tax Program is helping people in Mississauga, Brampton and throughout Peel Region get out of their cars and onto public transit.

For the 12th consecutive year, Ontario is providing support to the cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Region of Peel to improve public transit systems. This support, which for 2015-16 amounts to $27,191,893, will allow for significant improvements to be made.

The following is a breakdown of the funds local transit systems will receive:

  • City of Mississauga – $16,308,876
  • City of Brampton – $10,189,229
  • Region of Peel – $693,788

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.

Since the Gas Tax Program began, in 2004, the provincial government has contributed more than $258 million to communities in Peel Region to improve local transit systems.

 

 

 

QUOTES

 

“Support from the province is paying off for Mississauga-Brampton South, allowing the municipalities to make significant transit improvements for local families and visitors to our community. Strong public transit makes our communities more connected and helps reduce pollution and traffic congestion.”

- Amrit Mangat, MPP for Mississauga-Brampton South

 

“This year’s gas tax transfer to Mississauga will provide more than $16 million in funding for key public transit projects. This is an important part of our government’s ongoing commitment to support Mississauga, and cities across the province, to ensure they have the resources necessary to build modern infrastructure.”

- Charles Sousa, MPP for Mississauga South

 

“With Gas Tax funding made possible by the Wynne government, we are strengthening Mississauga’s public transit network and building the necessary infrastructure to generate new local economic development opportunities, while also elevating the quality of life for families.  Mississauga is a city that is committed to partnering with the Wynne government to build regionally integrated transit including moving forward with the Hurontario-Main Light Rail Transit (LRT). Working together, we will build up both Mississauga and Ontario.”

- Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga

QUICK FACTS

 

  • In 2013, Ontario made its funding for the Gas Tax Program permanent to help municipalities improve transit.
  • One bus takes up to 40 vehicles off the road, and keeps 25 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions out of the atmosphere each year.
  • In 2014, there was an increase of more than 217 million trips on municipal transit systems across the province, compared to 2003. This is the equivalent of removing approximately 181 million car trips from Ontario roads.
  • Ontario’s population is expected to grow by approximately 40 per cent by 2041, placing additional importance on having modern infrastructure to support a growing population
  • Research shows that every $100 million of public infrastructure investment in Ontario boosts GDP by $114 million, particularly in construction and manufacturing sectors.

 

 

 

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CONTACT

 

MPP Amrit Mangat

Mississauga-Brampton South

(905) 696-0367

 

MPP Charles Sousa

Mississauga South

(905) 274-8228

 

Michael Genova, Senior Communications Officer

Office of the Mayor of Mississauga

(905) 896-5069

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