Vaughan, Ont., Jan. 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Providing the capital funding needed for municipalities to maintain critical infrastructure and build the Bradford Bypass and Highway 413 Transportation Corridor; these will be the main recommendations of the Ontario Residential and Civil Construction Alliance (RCCAO) today during Ontario’s pre-budget consultations. Funding for these two measures will help maintain and expand critical infrastructure across Ontario and ensure people and goods stay in motion.
Nadia Todorova, CEO of the RCCAO, will testify at the pre-budget consultations of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs today at Queen’s Park on behalf of its members.
Ensuring municipalities have the necessary capital funding this year is key to keeping critical infrastructure in good shape for Ontarians. The RCCAO highlights the success of the 2020 Safe Restart Agreement between the Government of Ontario and the federal government in initially helping municipalities fill municipal budget gaps caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the Greater Toronto Area among the fastest growing regions in North America and an additional 2.8 million people expected in the region over the next 25 years, the Bradford Bypass and the Toronto Transportation Corridor Highway 413 are vitally important projects. The two critical infrastructure projects will help reduce congestion, support economic recovery and long-term competitiveness, improve connectivity, support affordable housing initiatives, and facilitate job creation.
“This highway of the future will be built for the people and goods of tomorrow, making it easier to build much-needed housing and strengthening Ontario’s position as Canada’s economic engine,” said Todorova. “The establishment of this transportation corridor is a forward-thinking blend of transit and transportation infrastructure that the province needs for future growth.
In addition to these two key funding measures, the RCCAO will highlight the need to improve delivery times of the underground utility locator system and address industry labor shortages by reforming the underground utility tracking system. to facilitate the attraction of immigrants with construction experience.
RCCAO Executive Director Nadia Todorova is available for interviews to discuss the submission.
Context of the RCCAO: The Home and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is a labour-management construction alliance. Since its inception in 2005, the RCCAO has been one of the industry’s leading advocates for infrastructure investment. It has commissioned 59 independent, solution-focused research reports to help inform decision makers.
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