Ontario Government Announces Funding to Keep Public Transit Clean Amid The Pandemic

MPP Oxford, Ernie Hardeman (stock photo)

This funding is part of $15 million in provincial support for 110 municipalities across Ontario, including here in Oxford County.

WOODSTOCK - The provincial government has announced additional funding today to go towards additional cleaning costs of municipal transit systems. 

Today's announcement is part of Ontario's $17 Billion Dollar Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 to help keep local transit riders safe during the pandemic.   

Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford, announced that in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the province will provide over $32,000.

“I’m pleased to see our government provide the financial support for our local public transit operators to do the extra cleaning that is required to keep our residents safe in light of the pandemic,” said Hardeman.

Woodstock will receive $21,106, Tillsonburg will receive $6,365, and Ingersoll will receive $5,246. This funding is part of $15 million in provincial support for 110 municipalities across Ontario towards enhanced transit cleaning as the province gradually reopens.

The enhanced municipal transit cleaning funding builds upon the recommendations in the recently-released safety guidance for public transit agencies, while supporting safe and reliable public transit.  

The action plan includes $3.3 billion of additional resources for health care, $3.7 billion to support people and jobs, and it makes available $10 billion for people and businesses through interest and penalty relief measures to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets.

 

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