Federal and Provincial funding announcement good news for GO customers



    TORONTO, Feb. 17, 2009 /CNW/ - GO Transit customers across the system
will see the benefits from today's joint funding announcement by Prime
Minister Harper and Premier McGuinty. The Government of Canada and the
Province of Ontario will provide up to $500 million to support major GO
Transit infrastructure projects, including new parking structures, expanding
parking facilities, and reliability enhancements.
    "This is a major boost for GO Transit and our customers," said GO
Chairman Peter Smith. "In the years ahead, this joint investment will provide
real, noticeable improvements across the GO network, and make the commute
better for our growing ridership. We're very pleased with this announcement."
    For more information about today's announcement, please visit the Prime
Minister's official website at www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?category=1&id=2429,
or the Premier's official website at
www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/Product.asp?ProductID=2864.
    For GO information, the public can call 416.869.3200, 1.888.GET ON GO
(438.6646), or 1.800.387.3652 TTY.

    GO Transit is the Province of Ontario's interregional public transit
system linking Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto
Area (GTA). GO carries nearly 55 million passengers a year in an extensive
network of train and bus services that spans over 8,000 square kilometres.





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For further information: Media enquiries - Vanessa Thomas, (416)
869-3600 ext. 5264, or Jessica Kosmack, (416) 869-3600 ext. 5231

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