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Ontario's Transportation Minister in Cambridge to announce Community Grant Transportation program

Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm EDT

Ontario’s Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca at Cambridge City Hall announcing $30 million for the Community Transport Grant Program. Photo: Jeff Pickel - 570 NEWS.

The Provincial Government chose Cambridge City Hall as the location to announce a multi-million dollar transit program.

Transportation Minister Stephen Del Duca along with Cambridge M-P-P Katheryn McGarry unveiled the new Community Transportation Grant Program.

McGarry says the program will allow private transportation companies to team up with municipalities to provide more transit option for senior’s and people living in rural areas.

Minister Del Duca explains how the program could work, “Municipalities can partner with a variety of different organizations, it could be school bus operators to fill gaps within the community where traditional transportation networks might not be providing a service, for example a seniors organization access healthcare service.” Said Del Duca.

Cambridge MPP Katheryn McGarry was also on hand for the announcement, she say creating better transit networks for rural communities is important, “It’s really important to have rural connectivity for a number of different reasons, not just for youth an seniors to get to appointments, but also to connect with the larger urban centers.” Said McGarry.

$30 million in grants is available for municipalities with another $10 million available for indigenous communities.

The deadline for applications is February 28th 2018.