A long-time proponent of public transit and green infrastructure, Oakville North-Burlington Member of Parliament Pam Damoff has been actively encouraging residents in her riding to take public transit for years.
To promote the importance of supporting public transit and to encourage residents in her riding to take the bus, MP Damoff will be joined by Barry Cole, Director of Oakville Transit, for a Facebook Live Fireside Chat, and ride along the length of bus route #5 on Thursday, August 31. The Facebook Live Fireside Chat will take place at 1pm online, from which they will board the Eastbound #5 bus at 1:30pm at MP Damoff’s office on the corner of 2525 Old Bronte Road and Dundas St, and ride through Oakville North-Burlington making all regular stops including the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, the Uptown Core, Sheridan College, Oakville GO, and Burlington’s 407 Carpool lot until approximately 3:30pm.
By prioritizing public transportation, our community will see the support of more efficient and affordable transit services that help Canadians to safely get to and from work, school and other activities on time.
“I made a commitment to the residents of Oakville North-Burlington that I would make infrastructure and transit investments a priority as Member of Parliament,” said MP Damoff. “Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. The benefits of public transit – shorter commute times, less air pollution, more time with family and friends, and stronger economic growth – are well understood. So too is the cost of inaction. The gridlock that results from traffic congestion costs Canada’s economy billions of dollars in lost productivity every year, not to mention a lot of frustration for commuters.”
In March, the Government of Canada announced historic investments to improve and expand public transit systems across Canada providing for quicker, safer and greener commutes, including $5 million in funding for Oakville Transit. This significant funding will go towards projects to help meet ridership demand, increase ridership accessibility, increase optimal bus life expectancy as well as the installation and replacement of crucial transportation infrastructure from bus shelters to monitoring equipment.
Our government’s investment in green transportation infrastructure ensures our commitment to creating long-term economic growth through environmentally sustainable means. Investment in infrastructure is essential to growing the middle class and equipping municipalities with the building blocks they need to support a high standard of living for Canadians and their families.
MP Damoff invites members of the public to ride the bus with her and Mr. Cole on August 31 to showcase the benefits of public transit.