All Day, Two Way Go Service
BRAMPTON NEEDS TRANSIT RELIEF NOW
Bramalea-Gore-Malton MPP Jagmeet Singh says long-term lane restrictions on the Gardiner Expressway have significantly worsened commute times for Brampton area residents, and called on the Liberal government to take immediate action.
“Long-term construction projects kicked off this week on the Gardiner Expressway, resulting in lane restrictions until 2016. Families will see their commute times increase dramatically in the GTA, with no access to viable transit alternatives,” explained Singh during question period this morning. “We should be making Brampton into a transit hub, but the minister can’t even deliver two-way, all-day go service.”
Singh, NDP Critic for the Attorney General and Consumer Services, says commute times to downtown Toronto have increased by almost an hour. He says GTA residents are tired of empty promises for ‘all-day, two-way’ service, and called on the government to take action.
“We hear lots of empty promises from the Liberals, but there is still no real funding for all-day two-way GO service. The government has delayed important transit improvements in Mississauga and Brampton for too long,” said Singh. “Why is the minister content to continue the Liberal record of delay, when the Brampton needs transit relief now? Why won’t the minister commit to timelines and funding for these projects that Brampton needs rather than spending time making flashy announcements that Ontarians simply cannot trust?”