Liberals to invest in Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area transit
VAUGHAN, ON – As part of our plan to strengthen the middle class and grow local economies, a new Liberal government will invest a total of $2 billion in transit infrastructure in GO service, said the Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, today.
The Liberal infrastructure investment plan will be the largest in the history of Canada. We will invest nearly 60 billion new dollars in infrastructure over ten years. In the GTHA, we will invest in efficient, high-quality, and vitally important public transit. We will fully fund the federal share of the province’s recent funding request for the Regional Express Rail project for the GTHA. This investment will allow projects like electrified service on the GO Train lines to provide faster, better service for commuters in places like Ajax and Pickering, or Vaughan and Kitchener. In total, it means a $2 billion investment for GO. In addition, this electrification will also enable the SmartTrack project to go ahead – a project that we will help build in partnership with the City of Toronto. On top of this, we are fully committed to the federal share of Smart Track.