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  • July 10, 2013

Better Public Transit for Mississauga

Ontario Government Continues to Improve Transit

MISSISSAUGA--Ontario’s Gas Tax Program is easing traffic congestion and reducing air pollution in Mississauga by getting more people out of their cars and onto public transit.

 

Mississauga will receive $15,778,256 from the new Ontario government in support of improvements to Mississauga’s transit system.  

 

Investing in public transit is part of the provincial government’s plan to help reduce congestion, strengthen the economy and create a fair and prosperous society.

 

 QUOTES

 

“Making the dedicated Gas Tax Program permanent is good news for Mississauga as it will provide a sustainable and predictable source of provincial funding for public transit.  Mississauga will be in a better position to make decisions on service improvements such as additional buses, expanded routes and improved security.”

— Dipika Damerla, MPP for Mississauga East-Cooksville

 

“Gas tax funding helps Mississauga deliver a better public transit and connect neighbourhoods across the city.  Province’s record investments in public transit strengthen Ontario’s economy by helping people get to work, school, and shopping, while reducing gridlock and protecting the environment.”

— Bob Delaney, MPP Mississauga-Streetsville

 

QUICK FACTS

 

  • Ontario’s 2013 budget made the Gas Tax Program permanent to provide stability and certainty for municipalities to improve public transit.
  • Ontario shares two cents per litre of provincial gas tax revenues with municipalities to expand and improve their public transit systems.
  • 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 2011, public transit ridership in Ontario increased by nearly 171 million passenger trips compared to 2003.  This is the equivalent of removing approximately 143 million car trips off our roads.

 

LEARN MORE

 

 

 

Contacts:

Office of MPP Dipika Damerla                                                                                 

(905) 238-1751                                                                                                              

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