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Canada's Cities Want More Money For Public Transit

Proposals to transfer revenue from gasoline taxes are floated as local leaders demand greater funding from the national government.

"The mayors of Canada's largest cities are asking the federal government for $2 billion a year to upgrade and expand their transit systems as part of a national transit strategy.

Toronto Mayor David Miller joined his Montreal counterpart, Gérald Tremblay, and Edmonton Coun. Karen Liebovici Monday in Montreal to announce the proposal, which calls for long-term sustainable funding from Ottawa for repairing existing services and expanding transit networks as cities grow."

"The mayors' proposal also calls for integrating land use with transit planning, research and incentives to encourage more people to use public transit and government accountability measures."

Full Story: Public transit 'lifeblood' of Canada's cities, mayors say

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