Public Transit Investments Fundamental to Economic RecoveryMay 11, 2021
(Toronto – May 11, 2021) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) released the following statement in response to the federal government’s major investment to support the province’s transit plan.
“As Ontario’s indispensable partner of business, we’re pleased to see the provincial and federal governments work together to expand important transit projects in Ontario. Together, these projects will help spur job growth, which will be critical to supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. These projects will also help reduce traffic congestion, improve productivity, and pollution.
“We know a robust transportation network is critical to Ontario’s competitiveness. At the same time, each region faces unique challenges when it comes to efficiently and reliably moving people and goods. As stated in our report, Moving Forward: Towards a Strategic Approach to Ontario’s Transportation Needs, more remains to be done to ensure all corners of the province have access to reliable transportation options.
“With the forthcoming launch of our Infrastructure Policy Council, the Chamber looks forward to continuing to work with all levels of government and providing thought leadership to get shovels in the ground.”
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
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