Ontario Government to Offer $37 Million in Transit Funding to Oakville and Burlington

July 23, 2019

Oakville North-Burlington – MPP Effie Triantafilopoulos announced today that both Burlington and Oakville can apply for funding for new public transit projects through the federal-provincial Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program Public Transit Stream. The two municipalities have until October 20, 2019 to make their applications.

As part of this intake, Burlington can apply for up to $15,070,982 in provincial funding and $18,086,987 from the federal government. Oakville can apply for $22,101,560 from the province and $26,524,524 from the federal government. To be eligible, projects must improve the capacity of public transit infrastructure, improve the quality and/safety of existing of future transit systems, or improve access to a public transit system.

Quotes from Effie Triantafilopoulos MPP:

“Our community depends on high-quality public transit, and I am proud the Ontario Government is offering more than $37 million dollars for new transit projects in Oakville and Burlington.”

“Better transit will reduce commuting times and congestion for families in Oakville North-Burlington who need to get to work or to school. I will continue to work for improved transit for people in our community.”

Quick Facts

  • Burlington and Oakville are among 11 municipalities across the GTHA who can apply for transit funding by October 20, 2019
  • Ontario is currently reviewing over 200 applications received by more than 50 municipalities for transit projects outside the GTHA, and 15 major transit projects in Toronto, York Region and London.
  • The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams