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City of Burlington will receive $2.2M in Transit Funding under the Ontario Safe Restart Program

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Today, I received a letter from the Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation that the City of Burlington will be receiving $2.2 million in additional provincial funding through the Safe Restart Agreement (SRA) funding for public transit, Phase 2 in support of transit in our city.

Read the Minister’s letter here via this link.

It states the City of Burlington will receive up to $1,036,779 to support our COVID-19 transit operating pressures, and our City is also eligible to receive an allocation of $1,172,178 to address additional pressures based on ridership.

This totals $2,208,957 in funding support for transit.

We’re still awaiting some clarification from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on the Safe Restart Municipal Operating Fund Phase 2: funding for additional municipal pressures, that the Hon. Minister Steve Clark announced earlier this morning, and will share details once they are available.

I want to thank the Province and Minister Mulroney for this funding dedicated to support our transit system and riders, as it will go a long way in helping alleviate the impacts of COVID-19.

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PLEASE NOTE: To stay updated on what the City of Burlington is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit the dedicated pages burlington.ca/coronavirus (and subscribe) and bit.ly/mayormeedwardCOVID19updates, and our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page — bit.ly/COVID19BurlingtonFAQ that are updated as new information becomes available.

A consolidated page for information and updates on the work of the provincial Ministers’ COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force is available at bit.ly/COVIDVaccineUpdates.

A Burlington COVID-19 Task Force has been created to help support our community through this unprecedented emergency — updates will be provided at burlington.ca/COVID19taskforce.

To report an incident of non-compliance with provincial emergency orders, please contact the Halton Regional Police Service COVID-19 Hotline: 905-825-4722.

We’ve also created a dedicated page to feature the local organizations and businesses that have inspired us during the COVID-19 pandemic by taking action to support our community in new and creative ways — head to bit.ly/covidwallofinspiration.

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1 thought on “City of Burlington will receive $2.2M in Transit Funding under the Ontario Safe Restart Program”

  1. Peter W.Sangster

    Dear Mayor,
    Please let me know whether anyone has been in touch with the Cities of Mississauga, Brampton, York & Toronto; regarding the implementation of Hydrogen propulsion for our City Trucks and Buses.
    Canadian Tire is already producing their own Hydrogen from Electrolysis in their Bolton, location.
    The Province of Quebec is already supplying the City of Quebec with Hydrogen for their 50 Taxis, as well as a Manufacturer of Hydrogen School Buses and Utility Vans. Quebec Province is building another Hydrogen Plant outside the City of Montreal.
    As the “Best City in Canada to live in”, we the residents of Burlington need to protect our reputation by helping to lead the way; in reducing pollution and making our City an example for the Province and the Country.

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