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Metrolinx seeks protected funding for major projects

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Toronto’s transport authority is to recommend a $16 billion infrastructure investment strategy to the Government of Ontario.

In it, Metrolinx calls on officials to ensure major projects go ahead by ring-fencing funds for transportation schemes.

Toronto’s ‘Big Move’ initiative sets out a long-term plan for public transport in the city and beyond.

Rail projects include the construction of 53km of new light rail track, an extension of the current subway system and the installation of a new glass train shed roof at Toronto Union Station, which is already underway.

Robert Prichard, chairman of the Metrolinx board, said in a statement: “The $16 billion of new transit being built today will deliver real results for commuters, but we cannot stand still.

“We need to continue to invest in The Big Move and get the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) moving again.”

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