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PC budget cancels $1B in transit cash for city

The provincial government’s decision to scrap previous plans to double the city’s share of gas tax funding means Ottawa will lose $1 billion for its mass transit plans over the next 30 years. The announcement that the Progressive Conservative government is cancelling plans to double…

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Province green lights York Region subway extension

York Region’s No. 1 transportation priority got the green light from the government of Ontario, as part of a $28.5-billion transit network expansion announced today. The province is committing $5.6 billion over the next 10 years for the Yonge North subway extension…

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City probe impacting contract talks: transit union

Winnipeg city hall’s internal probe into the workplace habits of its building inspectors seems to be having a ripple effect across the administration. The transit union complained Thursday its contract talks had been impacted, after the city’s chief bargainer was…

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Ontario launches public transit stream of ICIP

On April 2, 85 eligible municipalities located outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will be able to nominate their most critical public transit projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This stream will fund construction,…

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Are Peterborough roads ready for growth?

Gino Chaves has no concerns with the current traffic or transportation system rolling into Peterborough from Highway 115. Five days a week before the sun rises, Chaves hops on the 88 Trent bus for the 50-minute commute to Peterborough from…

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City Launches Bus Survey

The city is asking for public feedback on a community bus route beginning in March. Peterborough Transit is launching a new bus route that will serve malls, grocery stores, seniors’ homes, medical clinics and the hospital. It’ll be available to…

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Can talking buses save pedestrians’ lives?

A recent announcement that a Winnipeg-based bus manufacturer was buying a pedestrian warning system that basically shouts at people had at least one transit union claiming they thought it was a joke. “When we read the story … we thought…

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Keep Transit Public. Sign the Petition Today!

HOW IS THIS HAPPENING? Metrolinx, the provincial arm’s length transit planning organization, is only accepting bids from companies that can supply ALL components of the new Hamilton LRT line. The components of the bid are: Finance, Design, Build, Operate and Maintain. (FDBOM)….

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