BRAMPTON, ON (November 26, 2021) – This week, Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown, Regional Councillors Michael Palleschi and Rowena Santos, and City staff, were joined by Brampton Members of Parliament in Ottawa to advocate for advancement of Brampton’s key municipal transit and infrastructure priorities to the federal government.
The federal government’s partnership with and investment in the City helps to build a more inclusive, healthier and sustainable community for residents. The City looks to the federal government to help advance priorities and improve the quality of life for all Brampton residents.
Brampton is growing at three times the provincial average. Between 2001 and 2019, Brampton accounted for 70 per cent of population growth within the Region of Peel, which means that investing in transit needs to meet that growth is a priority.
75 per cent of Brampton residents use public transit or know someone that does, and 87 per cent of Brampton residents believe that Brampton should have better public transit. 89 per cent of Brampton residents believe that the federal and provincial governments should fund LRT in Brampton.
During the 2021 Federal election, the City outlined key transit and infrastructure priorities that require a collaborative funding partnership with the federal government. Those priorities include:
- Fully funded Light Rail Transit (LRT) from Main Street to Brampton GO (Federal ask $850M)
- Queen Street-Highway 7 Rapid Transit / Züm Express regional connections (Federal ask $250M)
- Cybersecure Catalyst grant approval for enhanced infrastructure (Federal ask $80M)
- Electrify third transit facility for e-Bus fleet (Federal ask $75M)
- Expanding Active Transportation Network (20-year Active Transportation plan – Federal ask $42.2M)
“Brampton is one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities, and the need to expand our transit systems and transit infrastructure in a green and sustainable way is a key priority. This Term of Council is focused on building for the future and ensuring that we advance the priorities of the residents of our city. I appreciate the open door with our federal partners in Ottawa, and the support of our local Members of Parliament in advancing our shared priorities.”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“The City of Brampton’s government relations approach in recent years has resulted in significant expansion of funding secured from the provincial and federal governments. City staff will continue working closely with our federal partners on the projects that will benefit Brampton both now, and in the future as our city continues to grow.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
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Senior Advisor, Media Relations, City of Brampton
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