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.
â€œThe McGuinty government is investing in public transit to create jobs and build better transit,â€ said MPP Michael Chan, Markham-Unionville. â€œAdding 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.â€
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 Ontarioâ€™s competitiveness over the long run.
â€œToday's announcement is a clear example of our governments working together to create jobs and keep our economy moving,â€ said Canadaâ€™s Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird. â€œThese 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.â€
â€œIn continuing our investments in GO Transit, we are making it easier for people to get out of their cars and take transit,â€ said Jim Bradley, Ontarioâ€™s Minister of Transportation. â€œSupporting public transit is part of our plan to combat both congestion and climate change.â€
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