September 4, 2015
For Immediate Release
Sheehan: Liberals announce historic investment in public transit
Today in Richmond Hill, Ontario Justin Trudeau announced a Liberal government will make historic investments in public transit to strengthen the middle class, grow the economy, and ensure Canadians can spend less time commuting, and more time with their families.
A Liberal government will quadruple federal investment in public transit over the next decade by investing almost $20 billion more. Municipalities – which are responsible for the majority of public transit in Canada – have limited revenue sources. We will work with municipalities to see that local projects are prioritized, and ensure funding is flexible rather than a roadblock to development. We will also provide our provinces, territories, and municipalities with the long-term, predictable federal funding needed to make community transit plans a reality.
Municipalities and the province can’t solve these issues without an active, willing partner in the Federal Government” says, Terry Sheehan, Liberal Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie and area. “Investing in public transit means not only getting people to work, school and appointments on time, but growing our economy, and creating more liveable communities and jobs.”
“Public transit is a crucial component of Justin Trudeau’s plan to make significant investments in infrastructure,” said Sheehan. “I know from personal experience that our city is always looking for assistance when it comes to public transit and I strongly believe Sault Ste. Marie would welcome this announcement. There are many people in our community who rely on our public transit system to get around and we need to ensure moving forward that we have the most effective and efficient system we can.”