January 8, 2019 4:56 pm

Guelph to receive $3M for transit projects from Ontario gas tax fund

A Guelph Transit bus loading passengers in Guelph, Ont., on July 10, 2014.

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Guelph is receiving just over $3 million from the province’s gas tax fund.

The Ontario government is doling out $364 million to 107 municipalities across the province, according to a news release.

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The province said the funding can only go towards public transit projects like upgrading infrastructure, buying vehicles, increasing accessibility, adding more routes or extending service.

Guelph received $2.9 million last year, which was used to replace its aging transit fleet.

“We are investing in public transit to make it a more convenient travel option and to attract more riders,” said Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek.

“More public transit will cut through gridlock and get people moving.”

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The province said the program provides municipalities with two cents per litre from provincial gas tax revenues.

Toronto received the largest slice of the gas tax pie with almost $185 million in funding.

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