Investing in Better Public Transit
Ontario Government’s Economic Plan Invests in People, Infrastructure and an Innovative Business Climate
Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of her team took the GO Train from Toronto to Burlington today, where the Premier hosted a jobs roundtable with business leaders and other community partners.
Premier Wynne highlighted the recent service improvements GO Transit has made to its Lakeshore line. Trains that previously ran hourly between Aldershot and Oshawa now run every 30 minutes, making it easier for commuters to take public transit and get to their jobs and families faster.
Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $16.1 billion in public transit, including approximately $7.7 billion to help GO Transit improve service and expand routes.
Making strategic investments in infrastructure, including transit, is one of the three pillars of the Ontario government's economic plan. Through the other two pillars, the government is also investing in people and fostering a dynamic, innovative business climate to help create jobs and strengthen the economy.
- Each weekday, more than 100,000 GO riders travel across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area along the Lakeshore lines.
- Ontario plans to invest more than $35 billion in infrastructure over the next three years. This would support over 100,000 jobs on average each year.
“We are committed to making smart investments in transit and infrastructure that will help build up our communities and better connect people to their jobs and their families. Building strong infrastructure is a critical part of our economic plan.”
“Our government’s investments in transit are creating jobs, strengthening our economy and improving our environment. Better public transit means a better quality of life for Ontario families.”