Building visionary public transit
It's no accident that many of the most dynamic cities in the world also have the best public transit systems. Modern and efficient public transit increases productivity, cuts gridlock and pollution, and connects people, services and businesses to one another.
People want to work hard, and then have time to relax with family and friends. They don’t want traffic congestion or long commutes. Reducing gridlock through public transit is a triple win — it increases productivity, makes cities more liveable and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2017 federal budget launched the next era of public transit by offering cities the predictable funding allocations they need to kick-start major expansions.
When provinces step forward as full financial partners, this will mean shorter commutes, higher productivity, lower emissions — and more vibrant, livable cities that attract tomorrow's best and brightest.
Transit and traffic congestion are the single biggest issues confronting Canada’s largest cities. Building rapid transit, connects people to jobs and jobs to people and brings opportunity to all corners of our cities.
spends the equivalent of
in the Greater Toronto Area,
Metro Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver is over
in the Greater Toronto
and Hamilton Area alone
costs the economy