The Ontario government has announced some money going towards the Municipality of North Grenville for public transit.
The province is providing the municipality with $60,071 in funding from its gas tax program, which takes two cents per litre from residents’ gas purchases and re-invests them across Ontario.
According to Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney, the money is meant to help fund transportation projects like North Grenville’s Accessible Transit Service, providing bus rides throughout the community to seniors and disabled people.
“Public transit is a key driver of economic growth in Ontario, helping people get to where they need to go, whether it is to work, school, or run errands,” Mulroney says. “As more people return to public transit, our government is providing municipalities with the funding they need to accommodate growing ridership, while ensuring they can continue to deliver safe and reliable transit service for people in their communities.”
$379.5-million is being invested from the program across Ontario this year. Several other nearby municipalities, like Prescott, Brockville and Lanark County, are also receiving funding from the initiative.