From the City of Niagara Falls Mayor’s Office
People Mover Stimulus Funding
Mayor Ted Salci, City of Niagara Falls and the Members of City Council were pleased to welcome the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for Canada, the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Infrastructure for Ontario, the Honourable George Smitherman, and Niagara Falls MPP Kim Craitor to the Niagara Falls VIA Rail Station Monday, September 25 to receive the announcement of infrastructure stimulus funding in the amount of $25 million from the provincial government and reaffirmation from the federal government of their commitment of $25 million for their much anticipated People Mover System.
The Niagara Falls People Mover Project will allow for integration with local transit, addressing the transportation needs of its residents and visitors alike while meeting the federal and provincial government objectives of developing employment and new growth.
The People Mover System will have a significant impact on the environment by effectively challenging the congestion in the tourist core by removing cars from the roads, thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions and transporting our visitors and residents in an efficient and effective manner.
The inauguration of the GO Train service to Niagara this summer has been heralded by the Province as a success, far surpassing their expectations. The introduction of the Niagara Falls People Mover System to augment the transportation of our visitors from the GO system and through their own means of travel to Niagara Falls will enhance an evolving tourism industry in Niagara Falls.
The investment in the Niagara Falls People Mover System will most certainly sustain economic growth in Niagara Falls, enhance the quality of life for our residents and the enjoyment of our visitors to Niagara Falls.
The City of Niagara Falls and their major stakeholders, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, and the Falls Management Company are most grateful to the Federal and Provincial Governments for their financial support of this project through their respective Infrastructure Stimulus Funds programmes.
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City of Niagara Falls
4310 Queen Street
Niagara Falls, Ontario L2E 6X5
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