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Waterloo Region, Guelph getting major transit boost from governments

Last Updated Mar 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm EDT

(City of Guelph)

A major transit boost for Waterloo Region and the City of Guelph.

Both the provincial and federal governments are pitching in over $340-million for local transit infrastructure projects in the Region – while Guelph is receiving over $100-million.

The funding will be handed out over the next 10 years, and will help create new urban transit networks and service extensions

In a release, Mayor Cam Guthrie says quote – “This funding opens up new possibilities for improving service and attracting new riders. This is an exciting day for the City of Guelph!”

Both city and regional staff will sit down over the next few weeks to create their proposals, which will then be submitted to the federal-provincial program for approval.

The whopping $341-million investment comes as Waterloo Region will receive over $187-million from the Government of Canada, and up to $154-million from the Province of Ontario.

For Guelph, the Royal City is set to receive up to $58-million in federal funding and up to $48-million in provincial funding – totaling $106-million.

The funding is from the ‘Investing in Canada’ plan – which aims to make a positive difference in communities, and transform the way Canadians live, move and work.