"Investments in infrastructure are investments in our communities and our economy, creating jobs and driving economic growth to provide a high quality of life for families across the northwest and the entire province. Iâ€™m proud our government is leading the way and today's announcement is certainly another example of how we are keeping people right here in Thunder Bay working and our community strong." â€” Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bayâ€“Superior North
"This manufacturing contract will benefit the people who live and work in Thunder Bay. Twenty-eight additional GO Transit cars represent $85 million of investment and employment for our local workforce." â€” Bill Mauro, MPP for Thunder Bayâ€“Atikokan
"Our employees are proud to provide GO Transit with additional bi-level cars and welcome our customersâ€™ renewed confidence in the products we deliver." â€” RenÃ© Lalande, Vice-President, Bombardier Transportation, Thunder Bay Business Unit
"This significant investment will help sustain good jobs in Thunder Bay and help support the local economy. The twenty-eight additional GO Train cars will also make room for 3,800 more commuters." â€” Glen Murray, Minister of Transportation
Bi-level cab cars and passenger coaches have been part of GO Transitâ€™s fleet since 1978 and were designed by Bombardier in Thunder Bay â€” the only Canadian manufacturer of commuter rail coaches.
Since 2003, 317 GO Train cars have been purchased by the Ontario government.
The Ontario government has committed more than $14 million in gas tax funding since 2004 to expand and improve public transit in Thunder Bay.
Since 2003, Ontario has invested more than $16.1 billion in public transit in Ontario, including approximately $7.7 billion in GO Transit.
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