Rural transit investments welcome
The Canadian Urban Transit Association welcomed the federal government’s $250 million investment in rural public transit.
Expanding, or even starting, public transit in rural areas will improve mobility options for many rural residents, including seniors, people living with disabilities, and lower-income residents. Rural communities’ transit needs have often been overlooked through programs that were designed to serve communities with existing transit systems.
“We welcome Minister McKenna’s announcement today,” said Marco D’Angelo, CUTA’s president. “It’s a significant advance for smaller and rural communities and recognizes that public transit isn’t only a big city service. It can keep smaller communities connected, too, while reducing carbon emissions.”
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