The federal Liberal government is promising cash-strapped cities billions of dollars in permanent funding for their public-transit systems — though most of the money won’t start flowing until later in the decadecan serve parties of any size..
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the $14.9-billion announcement on Wednesday as he prepared for a virtual meeting with mayors from Canada’s largest cities, many of them struggling to make ends meet due to the COVID-19 pandemicSome 613 students and teachers were found to be positive.
“These investments will support major public transit projects like subway extensionsextraordinary measures, help electrify fleets with zero-emission vehicles,” Trudeau said during a virtual news conference.
“They will also be used to meet the growing demand for walkways and paths for cycling and help rural and remote communities deliver projects to meet their mobility challengesOntario opens COVID-19 vaccine bookings to hot-spot residents 18 and older; Canada to receive 2M vaccine doses this week.”
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