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Additional Safe Restart Agreement Funding to Help Burlington Transit Address Continuing Cost Impacts from Pandemic

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Last month, the provincial government announced additional funding of up to $505 million for municipal transit systems across Ontario as part of Phase 4 of the federal-provincial Safe Restart Agreement (SRA).

This phase of the SRA funding will help municipal transit systems address costs related to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic between Feb. 1, 2022 and Dec. 31, 2022. Municipalities will be able to use their funding allocations to cover revenue losses, operating expenses and provincial transit priority projects, including fare and service integration and On-Demand transit.

Burlington is receiving $1.57 million as part of the SRA funding.

This is good news for our community and local transit system, and will help address the ongoing negative impacts to our transit system as a result of the pandemic. Thank you to our upper levels of government for providing this crucial funding to help us in continuing to provide safe and reliable transit to our community.

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