City of Mississauga

City of Mississauga

March 05, 2008 14:40 ET

City of Mississauga: Council puts Provincial Funds to Work

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Today at a special meeting, Council passed a by-law authorizing the acceptance of the additional $10.2 million in one-time funding from the province to transit capital expenditures as announced by Mississauga South MPP Charles Sousa last Friday.

"I give a lot of credit to the Province," said Mayor Hazel McCallion. "They have been very supportive giving us the money up front. With these funds we can immediately work on advancing our transit initiatives which are vital to the quality of life of our residents and to our economy."

The City of Mississauga is currently implementing a five-year Transit Ridership Growth Strategy. The strategy is aimed at improving transit across the City, and makes use of federal and provincial gas tax revenues as well as the City's investment of development levy funds. "Improving transit service in Mississauga is a key priority for the City," said commissioner of Transportation & Works Martin Powell. "The strategy will work to increase ridership by 25 per cent within the next five years."

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000. With well-established infrastructure and state of the art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens. Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality, known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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