Please see below for ATU Local 113 President Carlos Santos’ statement on yesterday’s announcement that the federal government will provide $14.9 billion for public transit projects across Canada over the next eight years.

“While any new funding for transit is welcome, this announcement includes no new funding for transit operations which is what ATU Local 113, ATU Canada and other allies have been advocating for. Operational funding is what the TTC and other transit systems need to recover from the pandemic and help kickstart our economy.

As the government clarifies the distribution of the announced funding in the coming weeks, ATU Local 113 will continue to advocate for funding to support the TTC’s operations”

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