Building the Next Generation of Transit and Transportation Infrastructure

Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Steven Del Duca, the Minister of Transportation, put renewed focus today on the government's transit and transportation plan.

At the GO Transit Don Yard in Toronto, the Premier and Minister Del Duca highlighted how the government's Moving Ontario Forward plan would boost productivity, make it easier for people to move around, and create jobs now and for tomorrow.

Through this plan, the government would make nearly $29 billion available over the next 10 years for investments in priority transportation infrastructure projects across the province, including public transit, roads, bridges and highways.

An important part of the plan in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is modernizing the GO rail system to provide all-day two-way service, in part by phasing in electric train service. GO Regional Express Rail would seamlessly connect communities in the region, allowing people to move in and out of Toronto's downtown core and across the GTHA more easily, at any time of day.

Improving transit and transportation is part of the government's economic plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.