Chatham-Kent-Leamington MPP Rick Nicolls today announced the province will provide the municipality with nearly $40,000 in funding in an effort to keep transit riders and operators safe, and reduce.
The funding is part of $15 million in provincial support for 110 municipalities across the province towards enhanced transit cleaning as the province gradually reopens.
“As our province continues to reopen, it is important we have the proper resources to do so safely,” Nicholls said in a media release. “With this investment, our communities will be safer places to live, work, and play as we get back to a new normal.”
Today’s announcement is part of Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19. This $17 billion immediate response. according to provincial officials, provides support to help Ontario businesses, workers, seniors, families, students, Indigenous peoples and communities, and vulnerable populations during COVID-19.
The action plan includes $3.3 billion of additional resources for health care, $3.7 billion to support people and jobs, and it makes available $10 billion for people and businesses through interest and penalty relief measures to improve their cash flow, protecting jobs and household budgets.