New Hamilton GO Transit bus service and storage facility
– Hamilton, ON
Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario, along with Metrolinx, celebrated the opening of a new GO Transit bus service and storage facility in Hamilton to accommodate future transit service growth in the region.
The new facility is strategically positioned to provide easy access to the highway network on which GO Transit operates and will make it easier for GO to provide timely, reliable and efficient transit service in the region.
The facility includes:
•indoor bus storage for up to 40 buses
•indoor service bays for fuelling, bus wash, inspection, cleaning and repairs
•equipment and storage rooms
•staff facilities and parking
The $24-million facility was funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario through the GO Transit Improvement Program, a joint investment by the federal and provincial governments to support the expansion of GO Transit bus and rail services in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, Niagara Region and Waterloo Region. Canada and Ontario each contributed $9.75 million, with the remainder funded by the Ontario government through Metrolinx.
Ontario is making the largest investment in public infrastructure in the province’s history — about $160 billion over 12 years, which is supporting 110,000 jobs every year across the province, with projects such as roads, bridges, transit systems, schools and hospitals. In 2015, the province announced support for more than 325 projects that will keep people and goods moving, connect communities and improve quality of life.
“The new Hamilton GO Transit bus service and storage facility will help to support GO Transit’s planned bus service expansion across the regional network, which will deliver additional travel options to commuters. Investing in transit is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs.” Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
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