“Public transit is a 200-year investment… as those who built this country knew when they installed railroads 160 years ago… which are still standing and still carrying trains today.” —Mike Sullivan, MP

Public transportation systems in Canada’s cities are collectively underfunded by $13.5 billion.

According to a recent survey by the Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA), public transportation operators and agencies across the country plan on investing $53.5 billion in their systems between now and 2016. Such funds are allocated for renewal and replacement of existing infrastructure and also for system expansion and traffic growth initiatives. However, because of the lack of federal support, there currently exists a massive $13.5 billion funding gap that needs to be immediately addressed. To find out more, click on any of the six Canadian cities listed below.