March 26, 2009
Media Release

Ontario Budget provides good news for public transit

NEWMARKET …quot; The Ontario Budget released today at Queen’s Park commits more than $3 billion over the next two years for public transit initiatives across the Province.
The Regional Municipality of York applauds the Ontario Government for making such a significant funding commitment to public transit.
“By supporting public transit, the province will help create a seamless rapid transit system across the GTA, reducing traffic congestion, increasing productivity and improving the environment,” said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch.  “During this difficult economic period, investing in public transit provides a much needed economic stimulus and create jobs.”
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Media Contact: Dale Albers, Chief Communications Officer, York Region Rapid Transit
Phone: 905 886-6767 Ext. 2250 or Cell 416 206-3716

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