Ontario Extends Transportation Investments for Tillsonburg
WOODSTOCK – Ontario is providing up to an additional $743,510.48 in funding to the Town of Tillsonburg through the Community Transportation Grant Program.
The additional funding will help ensure the town’s local and intercommunity transportation service, T:GO has additional time to fully establish transportation services as the province recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and build transportation services up to a sustainable level. This will better position the service to continue operating after the program has completed. Tillsonburg is eligible to receive provincial funding of up to $371,755 per year in 2023-24 and 2024-25.
“This is excellent news for the residents of Tillsonburg and Oxford,” said MPP Ernie Hardeman. “This additional funding support will help ensure people have access to transportation services that are needed in our community. As we recover from COVID-19, reliable transportation services will be key for accessing life’s essentials and for supporting the local economy.”
“The Community Transportation Grant Program is making life easier for people living in areas with few public transportation options,” said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation. “The additional investment in local and intercommunity transportation services will help residents – including Indigenous people, seniors and people with disabilities – get to work, school or appointments and will give communities added security as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and plan for the future.”
The Community Transportation Grant Program is currently providing up to $30 million over five years (2018-2023) to 38 municipalities. Services supported through the program include bus service, on-demand shared rides and door-to-door transportation services that support various population groups.
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Ernie Hardeman, MPP Oxford