TORONTO, Ont. — The provincial government has committed $30 million towards easing traffic congestion in Southern Ontario.
The province announced the funding, despite the fact it’s been unable to get the feds and municipalities to match the contribution, as they initially said they would.
“Tackling gridlock is vital to the growth of healthy communities and to our continued economic prosperity,” says Municipal Affairs Minister, Chris Hodgson.
About $13.3 million has been earmarked for the Toronto area for expansion of the park-and-ride facilities at subway stations. Nearly $7 million will be used to expand bus services in York Region and $5 million will go towards improved bus service and facilities in the Waterloo Region. More than $4 million will go towards expanded park-and-ride lots along the Hwy. 403-407 corridor.
The announcement comes on the heels of several recommendations from a government-appointed panel on relieving traffic gridlock.
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