42 Results for public transit

Statistics Canada has released its latest in its series of results from the 2016 Core Public Infrastructure Survey. The latest information provides a glimpse into the state of public transit asset across Canada. According to the data released, 315 government organizations across Canada owned public transit assets in 2016, 292…

December 04, 2018 @ 11:02am

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced the signing of a bilateral agreement with the Government of Canada under the Investing in Canada Plan that will provide more than $555 million in federal funding over the next decade for community infrastructure projects. “We value our collaborative working relationship with our…

September 10, 2018 @ 2:56pm

On January 20th, Canada's big-city mayors urged Prime Minister Trudeau to use his government's next budget to launch a new era of public transit and to tackle Canada's housing affordability crisis head-on. "Our discussion with the Prime Minister today focused on the budget — as really a once-in-a-generation opportunity both…

January 23, 2017 @ 11:57am

London’s City Council approved a list of over $110 million worth of infrastructure projects to be considered by provincial and federal governments under Phase 1 of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. Council approved $36 million for transit and transportation-related infrastructure projects, which will…

October 12, 2016 @ 8:31am

The Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia will see upgrades to its transit service and a new residential connecting path thanks to three provincial grants. The town will receive about $4,000 to build a connecting path between Maple Drive and St. Bean Lane. The Antigonish Community Transit Society will receive a…

August 29, 2016 @ 7:48am

The provincial and federal governments have announced a bilateral agreement that will make more than $176 million in combined funding available under two new federal programs, the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund and the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. Also announced was an initial list of 51 approved projects under the…

August 19, 2016 @ 7:34am

The Government of Canada and Government of Nova Scotia have reached a bilateral agreement that will result in more than $238 million being invested in wastewater and public transit projects across Nova Scotia. The agreement will ensure that the harbours and rivers across Nova Scotia are pristine, that existing water…

August 16, 2016 @ 1:39pm

It's pretty much business as usual in Ontario, as a new plan is unveiled that basically rounds up existing programs and Acts and gives them all an umbrella to sit under. In his speech from the throne this afternoon, Ontario's Lieutenant Governor, David Onley, said Ontario will see job creation…

March 08, 2010 @ 1:12pm

"It's a good budget, but it's not visionary." That’s Cardus’ director of research Ray Pennings’ take on the 2010 Canadian Federal Budget, tabled in Ottawa this week. Pennings says although today's federal budget rightly focuses on returning the books from deficit to surplus, it focuses too much on “short-term physical…

March 05, 2010 @ 8:45am

The Canada-Quebec Gas Tax Fund has received an added $1.8-billion and an extension from 2010 and 2014. The fund supports environmentally sustainable infrastructure, such as water, wastewater, public transit and local roads. From 2005 to 2014, Quebec communities will receive over $3 billion through the fund, which will become permanent…

May 15, 2009 @ 5:35am

The May 1 deadline for municipalities to apply for a piece of the $4 billion stimulus funding has come and gone. Now the federal government has to wade through the deluge of applications. So far, most municipalities haven't gotten any money. Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Minister John Baird said in…

May 11, 2009 @ 7:31am

Ontario's government is about to make budget announcements and, like Quebec's budget, infrastructure will play a major role.  Reuters reported on Monday that Ontario will spend $32.5 billion in provincial and federal funds over the next two years on building roads, schools and public transit across the province, creating more…

March 24, 2009 @ 11:51am

TransLink has adopted a $1.3 billion budget for 2009 that will follow through on committed projects to expand transit capacity in Metro Vancouver and improve its major arterial road system. The Capital Plan, also adopted this week, will see TransLink invest nearly $28 million to add seven more cars to…

December 09, 2008 @ 8:42am

On November 13, 2008, an estimated 50,000 participants and volunteers from corporations, organizations, and universities around the world will focus on a common global concern-transportation usability and its impact on our environment. World Usability Day 2008 will launch the Global Transport Challenge to help individuals measure their everyday travel usage;…

November 10, 2008 @ 1:43pm

Today, FCM President Jean Perrault, Mayor of Sherbrooke, Que., issued the following statement on the federal election result: "On behalf of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, I would like to congratulate Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the new Government of Canada, and all those elected to serve in the next Parliament.…

October 15, 2008 @ 12:13pm

Transit leaders have renewed their call on federal party leaders to make public transit investment a key priority. "There is a definite and urgent need to commit significant new investment in public transit infrastructure for Canadian communities," said Steve New, Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) chair. "Canadians believe that transit…

October 10, 2008 @ 10:41am

Rob MacIsaac, Chair of Metrolinx addressed the crowd at a Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance session (International Leaders Breakfast Club) as what he called a warm-up before his big press conference today. Metrolinx is releasing their long-awaited plan for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTAH). The Big Move: Transforming Transportation…

September 23, 2008 @ 10:59am

More news from Premier Dalton McGuinty's $1.1 billion announcement at the AMO earlier this week. Yesterday, the AMO welcomed the signing of the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund, which will flow more than $724 million in infrastructure funding to rural and small urban municipalities across Ontario. Under the…

August 27, 2008 @ 10:58am

Recently completed improvements to GO Transit's Lakeshore East rail line will relieve congestion and reduce delays for the 44,700 riders who use the corridor each weekday. The $69.5 million Lakeshore East corridor expansion projects included the construction of a third track on the main rail line from Danforth GO Station…

August 22, 2008 @ 11:22am

Prince Edward island and New Brunswick are the latest to sign on to the Building Canada Plan, which means they’re entitled to some funding. Today, federal and provincial governments signed the Communities Component of the Building Canada Plan in Charlottetown, PEI, and officially launched the new program. Through the Communities…

July 14, 2008 @ 12:30pm

[caption id="attachment_379" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Quebec’s new ecobus. Click for larger image."][/caption] Eight new electric buses, designed for Old Quebec's narrow streets, were launched into service June 2, under Transport Canada's Urban Transportation Showcase Program ($16.9-million in funding was devoted to the program last February). The buses cost $12.2 million. At…

July 03, 2008 @ 9:46am

The first of 37 new Light Rail Transit (LRT) vehicles ordered by the City of Edmonton made its first public appearance yesterday at an unveiling event at the D.L. MacDonald Maintenance Facility. The event also marked the thirtieth anniversary of the formal event to accept delivery of the first LRT…

June 24, 2008 @ 8:13am

Bridge tolls can help Montreal pay for public transit, and the city is ready to bring them back, said municipal Coun. André Lavallée. Montreal's executive council is studying financing options, including one that would see tolls paid to a common transportation fund that would be disbursed to municipalities for public…

June 06, 2008 @ 10:25am

Starting June 7, 2008, new Toronto public transit will begin from Davisville Station to Evergreen Brick Works (and all stops in between). Bus route 28A Davisville will operate every 30 minutes between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. every Saturday throughout the summer. This new service offers visitors a sustainable transportation…

June 05, 2008 @ 12:13pm

Eight new electric buses, designed to easily traverse Old Quebec's narrow streets, were launched into service yesterday, under Transport Canada's Urban Transportation Showcase Program. Lawrence Cannon, minister of transport, infrastructure and communities, along with mayor of Quebec City, Régis Labeaume, and Quebec minister of transport, Julie Boulet, unveiled the buses…

June 03, 2008 @ 9:50am

Metrolinx is seeking public input to help shape a strategy to create a better transportation system across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Two new White Papers set out a vision, goals and objectives and propose specific policies and concepts for a new Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). "The White…

May 09, 2008 @ 11:13am

Ontario’s budget for 2008 includes, as we’ve already reported, increased funding for infrastructure. Cities are now working out exactly which sectors will get the cash infusion. A strong contender for dollars in any city is transit, especially given the high price tag of just a single project. Back in 2006,…

March 27, 2008 @ 1:37pm

A critical phase of Canada Line construction was completed yesterday, when the project's 440-tonne tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through the ground into the future site of Canada Line's Waterfront Station. The breakthrough completes the second of two side-by-side bored tunnels from just south of False Creek to just north…

March 05, 2008 @ 6:55am

East Central Alberta will see an investment of $1.89 million from the federal government and the Government of Alberta towards road improvements and replacing the Carena arena in Viking. Improvements to the Vegreville Seed Plant Road and Agricore Road will increase safety, reduce maintenance costs and provide access to future…

February 27, 2008 @ 9:03am

Federal Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty announced Budget 2008 in Ottawa today. The rumour was that we would see money for infrastructure, big urban centres and the auto sector. There was some funding announced for public transit, most likely aimed at big cities like Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, but not…

February 27, 2008 @ 7:01am

Local governments in the Greater Toronto Area including Hamilton (GTAH) should be allowed to adopt a range of new taxes — including road tolls, fuel taxes, levies on non-residential parking spaces and motor vehicle registration fees — in order to fund their road and public transit systems, reduce traffic congestion…

January 21, 2008 @ 8:24am

Premier Gordon Campbell and Transportation Minister Kevin Falcon unveiled a $14-billion public transit plan to be completed by 2020 today. The plan is seen as a key measure in the Province’s greenhouse gas reduction plan. “Our new plan will double transit ridership by increasing choice for people around the province,…

January 14, 2008 @ 11:54am

Winnipeggers could one day be using an aerial cable car to get across the Red River between St. Vital Centre and the University of Manitoba if a proposal to be considered by city councillors Tuesday comes to fruition, CBC News reports. Interestingly, after an earlier report, Winnipeg has discovered that…

January 09, 2008 @ 12:10pm

An agreement signed today between the Province of British Columbia and TransLink will ensure rapid bus service across the Port Mann Bridge. The $180-million cost-sharing project will supposedly benefit 21,600 commuters every day. Premier Gordon Campbell’s office says this is part of a broader vision for rapid transit throughout Greater…

October 09, 2007 @ 7:46am

Ontario Minister of the Environment Laurel Broten has approved a new Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process that is supposed to help the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) make major transit improvements sooner rather than later. The new process will streamline the approval process for municipal transit projects. Projects like those recently…

September 12, 2007 @ 1:39pm

The Toronto Transit Commission has taken the proposed closure of the Sheppard subway line in Toronto off the table. Earlier this summer, facing a $30 million budget cut, the TTC announced that it would be cutting bus service, mothballing the billon dollar subway line and would be considering another fare…

September 12, 2007 @ 1:38pm

The radical transit cuts Toronto Mayor David Miller announced last Thursday are on hold after an emergency meeting on Friday. The Toronto Transit commission met Friday afternoon to discuss the funding and service cuts, but have put any final decisions on hold until the fall. However, the TTC has started…

July 24, 2007 @ 1:44pm

After Mayor David Miller’s defeat earlier this week in city council to create new taxes in the city of Toronto, massive cuts to service and a fare hike on Toronto transit have been announced. The largest of the cuts is the closure of the $1-billion Sheppard subway line that was…

July 20, 2007 @ 1:45pm

Premier Dalton McGuinty announced today a 12-year $17.5 billion rapid transit action plan for the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton as a part of MoveOntario 2020. The initiative will create 175 000 jobs during construction and result in 52 new transit projects. These include: The extension of the Yonge St.…

June 15, 2007 @ 7:50am

The most northerly station on Vancouver’s new Canada Line subway system broke ground on Saturday. The site will become known as Waterfront station. "This is an important breakthrough for us all," said Premier Gordon Campbell. This is the second bored tunnel that has been completed beneath downtown Vancouver, which started…

April 09, 2007 @ 8:19am

All of our top government officials — both federal and provincial — showed up to announce the federal investment in FLOW, the government of Canada’s program for transportation growth in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced up to $962 million in partnership with the Province of…

March 06, 2007 @ 8:57am

The story’s not over for Ottawa’s light rail. Former Mayor Bob Chiarelli had gotten the federal and provincial governments to agree to contribute $200 million each to a North/South LRT (Light Rail Train). The contract was awarded to the Siemens-PCL/Dufferin group, but before work could begin, the project was put…

December 13, 2006 @ 7:32pm