Wednesday, December 28, 2022 - You have heard the City of Winnipeg talk about the millions they are losing in transit revenues due to the COVID pandemic. The PC Teams knows there is only one taxpayer and the importance of working with our Municipal partners, which is why I support the allocation of of over $34 million over two years to help alleviate transit operating shortfalls related to reduced ridership.
The Manitoba government is allocating over $34 million over two years to help alleviate transit operating shortfalls related to reduced ridership caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to address affordable housing supply and density, Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke announced today.
Up to $13.4 million will be allocated in Budget 2023, the minister noted.
These are the actions that make positive and tangible impacts. There is one taxpayer, and we must all work together to make life more affordable in our province.
The Manitoba government currently provides a $172-million municipal operating basket grant to municipalities to allocate to priorities that include transit and significant support for housing supply across Manitoba and has committed to supporting significant transit infrastructure upgrades as part of the City of Winnipeg’s long-term planning.