Ontario Propels Transit Expansion in Peel and Milton Regions with LRT and GO Rail Enhancements

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Premier Doug Ford announced Ontario's plan to enhance public transit in Peel and Milton regions by extending the Hazel McCallion Light Rail Transit (LRT) with a Mississauga loop and into downtown Brampton. The government is investing over $70 billion in the next decade to lead the largest expansion of public transit in North America. The LRT extension will provide faster, more reliable transit connecting key areas like Square One and Confederation Parkway, aiming to improve commuting for residents in these growing cities.

Additionally, Ontario is pushing for a cost-sharing partnership with the federal government to implement all-day, two-way GO rail service along the Milton GO rail corridor. This vital transit connection serves thousands of daily passengers between Milton, Mississauga, and the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The province's ambitious plan includes reinstating train trips, improving station amenities, and advancing design work to support future service enhancements, emphasizing the importance of accessible and efficient transit options for all Ontarians.