February 14, 2007
Federal government announces ecoMobility program
Montreal, Quebec – The federal government has announced an initiative to help Canadians with more transportation choices, with an investment of up to $10 million over four years in the ecoMobility program. The program will help reduce urban passenger transportation emissions by encouraging increased transit ridership and the use of other sustainable transportation options.
The ecoMobility initiative will help cities develop policies, programs and services that encourage people to leave their cars at home and choose more environmentally-friendly options, such as the bus or car-pooling. In addition, in Budget 2006, the government committed to maintain the transfer of $5 billion in gas tax funds over five years to Canadian municipalities to support environmentally-sustainable municipal infrastructure, specifically for water treatment, wastewater, local road systems and public transit infrastructure.