“This historic investment in Ottawa’s public transit infrastructure demonstrates the Government of Canada’s commitment to building sustainable and healthy communities,” said Minister Baird. “With this funding, I expect that the City will work towards a practical and affordable plan to serve the needs of the residents of Ottawa.”
In addition to this funding, the Government of Canada provides the City of Ottawa with approximately $50 million per year from the federal Gas Tax Fund, which the City has chosen to dedicate to public transit improvements.
“A strong transit system for the National Capital Region is vital,” said Royal Galipeau, M.P. “In a growing urban environment, it’s important that people are able to rely on public transit to get them where they need to go – on time and safely.”