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Transit & Transportation

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Active Transportation

Green

  • Expand cycling & walking infrastructure.
  • Work with municipalities & provincial governments to develop infrastructure that is accessible to all communities & individuals.
  • Create a national cycling & walking infrastructure fund.
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Ferries

Green

Convert all passenger ferries to electric or hybrid systems by 2030.
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Freight

Green

Develop a Green Freight Transport program to address greenhouse gas emissions & pollution, in partnership with the freight industry, shipping companies, & delivery businesses.
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Intercity Transportation

Liberal

  • Commit to developing high-frequency rail.
  • Move forward with the rail project in the Toronto/Quebec City corridor, with stops in Trois-Rivieres & Peterborough, using electrified technology.
  • Explore opportunities to extend rail toward London & Windsor.

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NDP

  • Develop a public intercity bus system.
  • Support creating high-frequency rail along the Quebec-Windsor corridor.
  • Expand rail service options in other regions.
  • Work to restore the Ontario Northlander.

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Green

  • Expand VIA Rail to a rail & bus system.
  • Enact a VIA Rail Act to ensure the VIA Rail mandate for a national passenger transportation network.
  • Ensure access to zero-carbon public transportation, with high-speed rail networks between major cities.
  • Exempt rural & intercity public transport from sales taxes.

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Rail

Green

  • Strengthen Canada's rail safety rules.
  • Enact a Via Rail Canada Act.
  • Invest $500M in 2022-23, rising to $720M by 2024 to develop regional rail networks & strengthen rail connections between regions.
  • Build electrified, 200km/h or faster, high-speed rail in the Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal-Quebec City triangle, & the Calgary-Edmonton corridor.

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Rural Transit

Green

  • Make investments to expand rural transit services & infrastructure.
  • Exempt rural & intercity public transport from sales taxes.
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Transit Investment

NDP

  • Permanently double the Canada Community-Building Fund.
  • Emphasise scaling low carbon transit projects, including electrifying transit by 2030.
  • Help provinces & municipalities build toward fare-free transit.
  • Promote smart community planning & active transportation.
  • Implement a permanent, direct, allocation-based funding mechanism for modern public transit.

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Green

  • Create a permanent, dedicated federal transit fund with $3.4B/year starting in 2026-2027.
  • Commit to a multi-year solution to transit operating shortfalls. .

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Zero-Emission Vehicles

Liberal

  • Invest an extra $1.5B in iZEV rebates & expand eligibility to more vehicle types, including used vehicles.
  • Invest an extra $700M to add 50K new EV chargers & hydrogen stations, & $100M for existing buildings to install chargers.
  • Require at least 50% of new light vehicles sold be zero-emissions by 2030.
  • Electrify all government light vehicles by 2030.
  • Provide $200M to retrofit large in-use trucks.

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Conservative

  • Require 30% of light-duty vehicles sold to be zero-emissions by 2030.
  • Invest $1 billion in electric vehicle manufacturing in Canada.
  • Add mandatory charging stations or wiring for chargers to the national building code.
  • Require every federal government building to have a charging station by 2025.
  • Support improved electric vehicle battery repurposing and recycling.

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NDP

  • Extend federal incentives for zero-emissions vehicles, and expand incentives to $15k per family for made-in-Canada vehicles.
  • Waive federal sales tax on zero-emissions vehicle purchases.
  • Move all federal government vehicle fleets to Electric Vehicles by 2025, using vehicles made in Canada where possible.
  • Build out charging infrastructure.

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Green

  • Ban the sale of internal combustion engine passenger vehicles by 2030.
  • Expand charging stations for electric vehicles, including in smaller communities & rural areas.
  • Fund grants for purchasing new & used electric vehicles.
  • Fund buy-back programs for old vehicles.
  • Exempt new & used electric & zero-emission vehicles from federal sales tax.

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