Prime Minister Harper And Premier McGuinty Announce Major Improvements To GO Transit System
GO Transit riders in the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding commuter communities will soon take advantage of improved access to GO Transit thanks to a joint investment between the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.
"This investment will create jobs for local construction workers in communities throughout Southern Ontario," said Prime Minister Stephen Harper who joined Premier Dalton McGuinty in making the announcement. "More efficient, reliable, and sustainable commuter transit will also help the Greater Toronto Area attract and keep the jobs of the future."
"We're investing in public transit to create jobs that help boost the economy in the near-term, and give us a more competitive economy in the longer term," said Premier McGuinty. "When transit is more convenient, more people leave their car at home. That means a better quality of life for our families, and a cleaner, stronger and more beautiful province."
The GO Transit investment will create jobs, improve access to public transit and reduce congestion by adding parking capacity and erecting parking structures at 12 GO stations as well as upgrading rail lines to improve the reliability of the GO Transit network.