Public Transit In Windsor-Essex And Chatham-Kent Receives Funding

Wednesday January 19th, 2022

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The Ontario government announced Wednesday over $6.2 million in funding to expand and improve public transit in Windsor, Chatham-Kent, Lasalle, Leamington and Tecumseh.

This investment is part of the province’s Gas Tax program which is allocating $375 million this year to 107 municipalities who deliver public transit.

“We need reliable and affordable public transit so workers and families can travel where they need to when they need to,” said Monte McNaughton, MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex. “Today’s investment will ensure more residents across London, Chatham-Kent and West-Elgin can do just that.”

Funding for the Gas Tax program is determined by the number of litres of gasoline sold in the province during the previous year. Municipalities that support public transit services in their community receive two cents per litre of provincial Gas Tax revenue, which can be used to extend service hours, buy transit vehicles, add routes, improve accessibility or upgrade infrastructure.

Funding Amounts:

  •  Windsor $4,537,529
  • Chatham-Kent $983,991
  • Lasalle $283,859
  • Leamington $231,587
  • Tecumseh $171,226

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