Investment in Transit and Roads in Northumberland-Peterborough SouthPublished on August 16, 2019
Ontario Government Investing over $500,000 in Transit and Road Projects in Northumberland-Peterborough South
Priority projects will mean safer, faster, more convenient commutes
COBOURG, ON — Ontario is working to support municipalities and get people moving by investing in new transit and road infrastructure projects in Northumberland-Peterborough South.
Local MPP David Piccini announced today that the Ford Government is investing over $500,000 in 2 transit and road infrastructure projects in Cobourg and Port Hope by nominating them under the Public Transit stream and Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP).
“Building and maintaining great roads, bridges and transit infrastructure, will help people who rely on our roads and public transit to get to work and home safely,” said MPP Piccini. “We are working closely with our municipal partners, families and businesses to build needed infrastructure in our community.”
"We’re making smart investments in our infrastructure, to keep it safe and reliable,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. "Our investments are creating jobs and growing the economy, shaping the future for hard-working families in Ontario.”
The projects are now with the federal government for final funding decisions as they are reviewed for eligibility under the ICIP program. Some projects could begin as soon as Fall 2019. If approved, the nominated projects will be eligible for total funding of more than $1.5 million from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.
“These initiatives promise to make a real difference in people’s lives and we’re excited to get shovels in the ground,” said MPP Piccini. “Now it’s up to the federal government to approve them.”
- The Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program is federal-provincial cost-sharing program which includes up to $30 billion in federal, provincial and other partner funding over 10 years. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent or about $10.2 billion spread across four streams: 1. Rural and Northern, 2. Public Transit, 3. Green, 4. Community, Culture and Recreation.
- The Rural and Northern in-take focused on road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure in rural and northern communities with populations under 100,000 people.
- A total of 144 road, bridge, air and marine infrastructure projects have been nominated to date under the Rural and Northern stream.
- The second intake of ICIP applications was for transit projects in municipalities outside the GTHA. Funding is allocated to transit systems based on a municipality’s or municipalities’ share of total transit ridership in Ontario as per the 2015 Canadian Urban Transit Association Fact Book. This allocations-based funding model was set by the federal government. The Province has nominated 144 transit infrastructure projects from 42 municipalities outside of the GTHA under the Public Transit stream of ICIP. More nominations from this intake will be announced later this year.
- On July 22, 2019, Ontario announced that until October 24, municipalities inside the GTHA can apply for funding to support new transit projects under the Public Transit Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. Information on additional intakes will be released when available.
Ralph Kerr, Executive Assistant
Office of MPP David Piccini