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Infrastructure: Who gets what for upgrades to transit?

Allocations of transit infrastructure funds are based on ridership numbers


 
TORONTO, ON - April 20:  Go Train with Toronto City Skyline. From a series on transportation in Toronto produced for the Toronto Star tablet. Marcus Stock, Marcus transit, Marcus transportation, Marcus TTC, Marcus Train, Go Train.  (Marcus Oleniuk/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

Go Train with Toronto City Skyline. (Marcus Oleniuk/Toronto Star/Getty Images)

OTTAWA — The federal government is allocating $3.38 billion to provinces and cities to pay for upgrades to transit system and cover the cost of planning and design for future expansion. The allocations are based on ridership numbers, so the more transit users in a province, the more money a province receives. Here are the provincial breakdowns:

Newfoundland and Labrador: $4.94 million

Prince Edward Island: $660,000

Nova Scotia: $32.2 million

New Brunswick: $8.74 million

Quebec: $923.71 million

Ontario: $1.49 billion

Manitoba: $82.8 million

Saskatchewan: $29 million

Alberta: $347.19 million

British Columbia: $460.49 million

Yukon: $890,000

Northwest Territories: $320,000

Total: $3.38 billion

(Source: Infrastructure Canada)

 


 

Infrastructure: Who gets what for upgrades to transit?

  1. When adjusted for inflation, it is clear that Ontario and Quebec will receive much more than their share. Not surprising for a Liberal government.

    What is surprising is how significantly the Liberals are shafting the Maritime provinces, who supported them so totally in the election.

  2. “The allocations are based on ridership numbers”

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    Then how are communities with no transit system going to get a transit system? Am I missing something?

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