Mcguinty Government's Bold New
Rapid Transit Plan to Benefit Brampton
Largest Rapid Transit Expansion in Canada's History
Brampton 15 June 2007 - Premier Dalton McGuinty and Brampton Centre MPP Linda Jeffrey today released MoveOntario 2020, a bold new rapid transit plan that will create more jobs in Brampton and across the GTA.
"This is exciting news for Brampton residents," said MPP Jeffrey. "These transit investments will ultimately make a significant difference in the lives of people who live and work in our community. This is an ambitious plan with realistic targets which complement ongoing investments made by this government in projects like the 2nd and 3rd phases of the 410 Highway."
"This rapid transit plan will benefit Brampton and the whole GTA where we have an urgent need as one of the fastest growing regions in North America," said McGuinty. "We want Brampton residents spending less time commuting, and businesses getting their goods to market on time, to keep Ontario's economy strong."
Under the new rapid transit plan, Brampton would see five transit projects including:
Light rail transit along Hurontario Street from Brampton to Lakeshore Road Acceleride rapid transit along Queen Street from Main Street to Highway 50 GO rail expansion on the Georgetown and Milton lines and a new Bolton line
The province is contributing up to $11.5 billion and is calling on the federal government to cover at least one third of the costs, expected to be $6 billion. The province will cover the balance of the capital costs and the province and municipalities will continue to share operating costs through the provincial gas tax program. The Greater Toronto
Transportation Authority has been asked to report back with an implementation plan for these projects by early 2008.
MoveOntario 2020, a $17.5 billion rapid transit plan, is the largest transit investment in Canadian history. By 2015, two-thirds of the construction for MoveOntario 2020 will be completed, with full completion of the plan in 2020.