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Brampton Receives Transit Upgrades

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Published on January 17, 2015 with No Comments

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.
Quick Facts
 The Government of Canada contributed $7,059,000 through the federal Gas Tax Fund transfer towards these projects.
 The City of Brampton was responsible for the remaining costs of these projects. The total project costs were $9,109,000.
 To date, a total of $94,834,914 has been made available to the City of Brampton through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
Quotes
“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.”
Kyle Seeback, Member of Parliament for Brampton West
Associated Links
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/plan-eng.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.
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Contacts
Vincent Rabault
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec 613-943-1838 Megan Ball Media Coordinator, City of Brampton 905-874-3654 megan.ball@brampton.ca Infrastructure Canada 613-960-9251 Toll free: 1-877-250-7154 media@infc.gc.ca
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