Quebec support for transit welcomed

The Canadian Urban Transit Association welcomed the financial support for public transit the Government of Quebec announced today. And it urged the federal and provincial governments to reach an agreement to flow urgently needed funds to keep public transit operating.

“The economic recovery cannot happen without public transit,” said Marco D’Angelo, CEO of CUTA. “For three months, transit systems have experienced steep financial losses while transporting about a million people a day. We welcomed the prime minister’s commitment to help almost two weeks ago. But transit systems cannot wait much longer, and we urge governments to find ways to flow funds now.”

On June 3, the prime minister announced $14 billion in federal funds for a broad range of ways to help the economy recover, including services such as public transit. Since March, CUTA has been seeking $400 million a month to recover lost revenue while allowing transit systems to continue providing critical mobility services to essential workers.

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