Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman Regarding the Federal Government's Public Transit Funding Announcement
WINNIPEG – Statement from Mayor Brian Bowman:
“After years of advocacy, I’m very pleased to see the federal government’s landmark announcement today of $14.9 billion in funding for public transit beginning in 2026-27. Public transit is a crucial service in modern cities and the City of Winnipeg welcomes having a strong government partner who supports public transit. Winnipeg Transit has been the City service hardest hit by the pandemic so it is reassuring to know there will be added funding available in the future. I look forward to gaining additional details on how this funding program could be utilized by the City of Winnipeg.
In the meantime, we will continue to work with our government partners on the existing $203.61 million earmarked for Winnipeg Transit in the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program – Public Transit Infrastructure Stream which, if approved by Council, will soon see projects prioritized from the Transit Master Plan, including Zero Emission Buses.”