PARLIAMENT HILL: GO buses, budgets

Opinion Mar 28, 2016 by MP David Sweet, Flamborough-Glanbrook Flamborough Review

For the many people in Waterdown and Flamborough who commute to Toronto, Mississauga or even Oakville, getting home for dinner with your family is an ongoing challenge – especially if there is an accident or traffic snarl on the highways or GO is running behind schedule. Similarly, local businesses need dependable transportation routes to deliver goods to their customers, continue to grow and create more jobs in our area.

In that vein, there was some good news for local GO Transit users earlier this month with the official opening of the GO bus maintenance and storage facility at Clappison’s Corners. It was a project for which I was proud to announce federal funding back in October 2014 and I am pleased it was delivered on time and on budget.

This facility will, quite literally, help keep the buses running on time in the western end of the GO network. It was part of billions of dollars in investments made by the previous federal government in much-needed GTHA transportation infrastructure. For those who take the GO for work, a Blue Jays or Leafs game, the overhaul of Union Station is another prime example.

The federal budget was delivered on Tuesday (March 22). While the details were unknown at the time I wrote this column, you can be assured I’ll be watching to see that the Liberals make good on their promised investments in infrastructure. More importantly, I’ll be watching to make sure that the billions that might be spent on infrastructure are managed well so that transit improvements can continue to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

This caution is borne out of watching the government’s first few months in office with ballooning deficit projections and news of various cost overruns.

As the voice for Canadian taxpayers, we in the official Opposition are concerned that amidst large deficits your tax dollars are being managed wisely. We know taxpayers are already stretched thin. With anticipated billions to be invested in infrastructure, let’s make sure taxpayers are getting the biggest bang for our buck.

As the Flamborough Chamber’s annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Gala is coming up next week, let me say that it was an honour to officially congratulate the award winners and the Flamborough Chamber in the House of Commons on March 9.

PARLIAMENT HILL: GO buses, budgets

Opinion Mar 28, 2016 by MP David Sweet, Flamborough-Glanbrook Flamborough Review

For the many people in Waterdown and Flamborough who commute to Toronto, Mississauga or even Oakville, getting home for dinner with your family is an ongoing challenge – especially if there is an accident or traffic snarl on the highways or GO is running behind schedule. Similarly, local businesses need dependable transportation routes to deliver goods to their customers, continue to grow and create more jobs in our area.

In that vein, there was some good news for local GO Transit users earlier this month with the official opening of the GO bus maintenance and storage facility at Clappison’s Corners. It was a project for which I was proud to announce federal funding back in October 2014 and I am pleased it was delivered on time and on budget.

This facility will, quite literally, help keep the buses running on time in the western end of the GO network. It was part of billions of dollars in investments made by the previous federal government in much-needed GTHA transportation infrastructure. For those who take the GO for work, a Blue Jays or Leafs game, the overhaul of Union Station is another prime example.

The federal budget was delivered on Tuesday (March 22). While the details were unknown at the time I wrote this column, you can be assured I’ll be watching to see that the Liberals make good on their promised investments in infrastructure. More importantly, I’ll be watching to make sure that the billions that might be spent on infrastructure are managed well so that transit improvements can continue to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

This caution is borne out of watching the government’s first few months in office with ballooning deficit projections and news of various cost overruns.

As the voice for Canadian taxpayers, we in the official Opposition are concerned that amidst large deficits your tax dollars are being managed wisely. We know taxpayers are already stretched thin. With anticipated billions to be invested in infrastructure, let’s make sure taxpayers are getting the biggest bang for our buck.

As the Flamborough Chamber’s annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Gala is coming up next week, let me say that it was an honour to officially congratulate the award winners and the Flamborough Chamber in the House of Commons on March 9.

PARLIAMENT HILL: GO buses, budgets

Opinion Mar 28, 2016 by MP David Sweet, Flamborough-Glanbrook Flamborough Review

For the many people in Waterdown and Flamborough who commute to Toronto, Mississauga or even Oakville, getting home for dinner with your family is an ongoing challenge – especially if there is an accident or traffic snarl on the highways or GO is running behind schedule. Similarly, local businesses need dependable transportation routes to deliver goods to their customers, continue to grow and create more jobs in our area.

In that vein, there was some good news for local GO Transit users earlier this month with the official opening of the GO bus maintenance and storage facility at Clappison’s Corners. It was a project for which I was proud to announce federal funding back in October 2014 and I am pleased it was delivered on time and on budget.

This facility will, quite literally, help keep the buses running on time in the western end of the GO network. It was part of billions of dollars in investments made by the previous federal government in much-needed GTHA transportation infrastructure. For those who take the GO for work, a Blue Jays or Leafs game, the overhaul of Union Station is another prime example.

The federal budget was delivered on Tuesday (March 22). While the details were unknown at the time I wrote this column, you can be assured I’ll be watching to see that the Liberals make good on their promised investments in infrastructure. More importantly, I’ll be watching to make sure that the billions that might be spent on infrastructure are managed well so that transit improvements can continue to be delivered on-time and on-budget.

This caution is borne out of watching the government’s first few months in office with ballooning deficit projections and news of various cost overruns.

As the voice for Canadian taxpayers, we in the official Opposition are concerned that amidst large deficits your tax dollars are being managed wisely. We know taxpayers are already stretched thin. With anticipated billions to be invested in infrastructure, let’s make sure taxpayers are getting the biggest bang for our buck.

As the Flamborough Chamber’s annual Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Gala is coming up next week, let me say that it was an honour to officially congratulate the award winners and the Flamborough Chamber in the House of Commons on March 9.