Brampton Receives Transit Upgrades
Project possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund
January 16, 2015 Brampton, Ontario
Brampton residents are benefitting from improved transit services thanks to contributions from the federal Gas Tax Fund. Over the past year, joint investments from the federal, provincial and municipal governments supported the renewal and expansion of the City’s fleet and transit road infrastructure. Overall, 15 new low-floor buses with increased accessibility and improved Presto fare collection and SmartBus technologies hit the city’s roads, replacing aging vehicles and increasing the fleet to meet the expanding needs of
the community. An additional ten buses were refurbished, to help extend their lifespan by six years and maintain current and future service levels for public transit users. Bus stop shelters and concrete flooring were replaced, to increase passenger comfort, safety and convenience.
The Government of Canada contributed $7,059,000 through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer towards these
The City of Brampton was responsible for the remaining costs of these projects. The total project costs were
To date, a total of $94,834,914 has been made available to the City of Brampton through the federal Gas Tax
“Our Government is taking significant steps to reduce traffic gridlock and get people and goods moving across the
Greater Toronto Area. This investment to upgrade Brampton’s transit services is another example of the benefits
being realized as a result of our stable, predictable gas tax funding. Our Government is committed to building and
revitalizing public infrastructure in order to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for all Canadians.”
The Honourable Joe Oliver,
Minister of Finance and Minister Responsible for the GTA
“Everybody – individuals, families, communities, and businesses – benefits from public transportation: it enhances
personal opportunities, saves fuel, reduces congestion, provides economic opportunities and reduces the carbon
footprint. Since 2006, our government has extended, doubled, indexed and made permanent the federal Gas Tax
Fund, delivering significant predictable, long-term infrastructure funding for local priorities like these transit
improvements, which will help improve the quality of life in Brampton for years to come.”
Member of Parliament for Brampton West
To learn more about the federal Gas Tax Fund visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html.
To learn more about the City of Brampton, visit www.brampton.ca.
For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/planeng.html.
To learn more about the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic
Action Plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/efp-peb/2014/home-accueil-eng.html.