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GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA AND ONTARIO ANNOUNCE PARKING LOT ENHANCEMENTS AT GO TRANSIT STATIONS IN YORK REGION

February 17, 2009

GO Transit commuters at the Aurora, Markham, Centennial, and Unionville GO Transit stations will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to expand station parking lots, Markham-Unionville representatives, MP John McCallum and MPP Michael Chan, and Oak Ridges-Markham representatives, MP Paul Calandra and MPP Dr. Helena Jaczcek, announced today.

Representing a total investment of $17,450,000.00, these four projects are part of 12 GO Transit parking lot enhancements across the Greater Toronto Area announced today as part of a $500 million GO Transit revitalization project.

“The McGuinty government is investing in public transit to create jobs and build better transit,” said MPP Michael Chan, Markham-Unionville. “Adding 600 new parking spaces at the Unionville GO Transit station and a new 200-space parking structure at the Centennial GO Transit Station will allow hundreds more commuters to take transit and reduce the number of cars on our roads.”

These projects are just one example of the federal and provincial governments working together to create jobs and to improve services for families, while improving Ontario’s competitiveness over the long run.

“Today's announcement is a clear example of our governments working together to create jobs and keep our economy moving,” said Canada’s Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird. “These investments will also improve the daily commutes of approximately 200,000 residents who rely on GO Transit to get to and from work every day.”

“In continuing our investments in GO Transit, we are making it easier for people to get out of their cars and take transit,” said Jim Bradley, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation. “Supporting public transit is part of our plan to combat both congestion and climate change.”

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