public transit funding

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Canadian provinces should deregulate bus transport

Without these regulatory barriers, people could more easily become transit providers on a part-time basis.

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It shouldn’t take three levels of government to pay for a train

The prime minister is making the rounds, pledging money for various public transportation projects.

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Kathleen Wynne, the new Premier of Ontario, recently stated her willingness to consider implementing new methods to raise revenue to help fund expansion of public transit. Furthermore, the 2013 Ontario Budget presented by Minister of Finance Charles Sousa Thursday, specifically indicates that “the Province is committing to convert select high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) into high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as a potential option in this regard.” A plan on the conversion is to be brought forward by the end of the year.