Toronto could get $4.8B in federal transit funding: Tory

News Jul 06, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

Toronto could be receiving $4.8 billion in federal infrastructure funding – and if the provincial government plays ball, that could mean cash for a downtown relief line and a whole suite of unfunded transit infrastructure projects.

“This is a huge victory for Toronto and will lead to better transit for the entire region,” said Mayor John Tory in a statement, following the federal announcement of infrastructure dollars.

On July 6, federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi delivered letters to provincial governments, outlining their share of a $33 billion infrastructure fund to be doled out over the next 11 years.

 The funding is not without strings attached. Provincial governments must match spending, and the projects must show benefit to the environment and the economy – which is to say job creation.

In Toronto, there are a number of unfunded projects that might be eligible, said TTC Chair Josh Colle in a statement.

The money could go to Line 2 modernization as well as new Toronto Rocket subway cars, and help pay for projects like the Eglinton East and West LRTs, the Downtown Relief subway line, Smart Track and Waterfront Transit, wrote Colle.

“This multi-billion dollar investment will help the TTC address our long list of overdue transit plans and the city’s goals to reduce congestion, shorten commute times, reduce pollution and grow our economy,” said Colle in his statement.


Federal infrastructure funding will help Toronto build transit says Mayor Tory

News Jul 06, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

Toronto could be receiving $4.8 billion in federal infrastructure funding – and if the provincial government plays ball, that could mean cash for a downtown relief line and a whole suite of unfunded transit infrastructure projects.

“This is a huge victory for Toronto and will lead to better transit for the entire region,” said Mayor John Tory in a statement, following the federal announcement of infrastructure dollars.

On July 6, federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi delivered letters to provincial governments, outlining their share of a $33 billion infrastructure fund to be doled out over the next 11 years.

 The funding is not without strings attached. Provincial governments must match spending, and the projects must show benefit to the environment and the economy – which is to say job creation.

In Toronto, there are a number of unfunded projects that might be eligible, said TTC Chair Josh Colle in a statement.

The money could go to Line 2 modernization as well as new Toronto Rocket subway cars, and help pay for projects like the Eglinton East and West LRTs, the Downtown Relief subway line, Smart Track and Waterfront Transit, wrote Colle.

“This multi-billion dollar investment will help the TTC address our long list of overdue transit plans and the city’s goals to reduce congestion, shorten commute times, reduce pollution and grow our economy,” said Colle in his statement.


Federal infrastructure funding will help Toronto build transit says Mayor Tory

News Jul 06, 2017 by David Nickle Scarborough Mirror

Toronto could be receiving $4.8 billion in federal infrastructure funding – and if the provincial government plays ball, that could mean cash for a downtown relief line and a whole suite of unfunded transit infrastructure projects.

“This is a huge victory for Toronto and will lead to better transit for the entire region,” said Mayor John Tory in a statement, following the federal announcement of infrastructure dollars.

On July 6, federal Infrastructure Minister Amarjeet Sohi delivered letters to provincial governments, outlining their share of a $33 billion infrastructure fund to be doled out over the next 11 years.

 The funding is not without strings attached. Provincial governments must match spending, and the projects must show benefit to the environment and the economy – which is to say job creation.

In Toronto, there are a number of unfunded projects that might be eligible, said TTC Chair Josh Colle in a statement.

The money could go to Line 2 modernization as well as new Toronto Rocket subway cars, and help pay for projects like the Eglinton East and West LRTs, the Downtown Relief subway line, Smart Track and Waterfront Transit, wrote Colle.

“This multi-billion dollar investment will help the TTC address our long list of overdue transit plans and the city’s goals to reduce congestion, shorten commute times, reduce pollution and grow our economy,” said Colle in his statement.