$50 million for new people-mover system
From the Niagara Falls Review:
A major transportation project that has been stalled for years got a fresh injection of fuel Monday.
At a press conference at the Via rail station on Bridge Street, Ontario Deputy Premier George Smitherman announced the province will contribute $25 million toward the development of a new people mover bus system linking the city’s major tourist districts with Niagara Parks Commission properties.
The money put up by Queen’s Park matches the $25 million pledged by the federal government in 2003.
Smitherman, who is the provincial energy and infrastructure minister, said the time was right for Queen’s Park to “step up to the plate” as an equal partner with Ottawa on the project.
“The reality is that until today, the province of Ontario has not been an equal partner with the government of Canada in what is a signature investment here in Niagara Falls,” Smitherman.