About The Submission:
The permanent public transit fund is a historic opportunity to decarbonize the transport sector, while delivering a more inclusive economy and fostering greater social equity. It can be a powerful tool to leverage greater housing supply from investments in major capital projects, building on the strong success existing transit infrastructure programs have had at building subways and light rail. It can also form the basis for a transformation of urban mobility across Canada towards sustainable modes, reducing carbon emissions, improving our quality of life and dramatically reducing regional disparities in transit service levels. Environmental Defence has a robust set of recommendations in response to the government of Canada’s consultations on the design of this program to ensure it delivers the best outcomes for Canadians.