The Ontario government has announced some money going towards South Grenville municipalities for public transit.
The province is providing the Town of Prescott with $40,991 in funding from its gas tax program, which takes two cents per litre from residents’ gas purchases and re-invests them across Ontario. Augusta and Edwardsburgh-Cardinal Townships will also be pulling from that same pool of money
According to Minister of Transportation Caroline Mulroney, the funding is meant to help pay for transportation projects like the River Route, a bus line that lets South Grenville residents travel between communities.
“Public transit is a key driver of economic growth in Ontario, helping people get to where they need to go, whether it is to work, school, or run errands,” Mulroney says. “As more people return to public transit, our government is providing municipalities with the funding they need to accommodate growing ridership, while ensuring they can continue to deliver safe and reliable transit service for people in their communities.”
$379.5-million is being invested from the program across Ontario this year. Several other nearby municipalities, like North Grenville, Brockville and Lanark County, are also receiving funding from the initiative.