Canada is the only G8 country without a national transit strategy.
Over 40% of federal investment in municipalities will expire soon.
Our public transit systems face an $18-billion gap in funding.
The economic benefits directly resulting from Canada’s public transit systems are over $10 billion annually.
Positive impacts of public transit on vehicle operating costs, collision costs, air pollution and improved respiratory health alone are valued at $7.71 billion annually.
National ridership reached an all-time high of 1.83 billion trips in 2009, after rising more than 14% over 5 year.