Transit Investment Largest In Ottawa History
McGuinty Government Supports Rapid Transit
Ontario is providing the City of Ottawa with $600 million to build rapid transit.
The project would be the largest single investment in transit infrastructure in the city's history and generate significant jobs and economic opportunity for local businesses.
The Province is committed to helping the City of Ottawa increase its public transit use to
30 per cent by 2031. Ottawa's proposed Rapid Transit Plan would connect with other transportation networks and include light rail and bus rapid transit.
Ontario is urging the federal and municipal governments to match its financial commitment to build new public transit in Ottawa. Today's announcement gives the City of Ottawa certainty about the province's contribution as municipal leaders determine Ottawa's transit priorities.
- The McGuinty government has committed $912.5 million to public transit in Ottawa since 2003, including this investment.
- Ontario is investing $32.5 billion in infrastructure over the next two years, creating 300,000 jobs.
- More than $700 million is being invested by provincial, federal and municipal governments in the City of Ottawa through infrastructure stimulus projects.
“This is the single largest transit infrastructure investment Ontario has made in Ottawa's history. It will help get people out of their cars and into clean, efficient public transit. I am confident that the city will be prudent as they decide what is best for Ottawa.”