TORONTO - The Ontario government is piloting a new system that will make it easier for truck drivers to access COVID-19 testing through a partnership with DriverCheck. This is part of the government's efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect public health across the province.
TORONTO — The Ontario government is helping to connect communities and create jobs by providing an additional $10 million in funding for the Connecting Links program. The funding is part of Ontario's Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 and will support road and highway projects in nine more municipalities across the province.Today's announcement brings the total annual investment for this program to $40 million.
TORONTO - Ontario's driver testing services provider, DriveTest, will begin offering limited services across the province beginning Monday, June 22, 2020, with the expectation of restoring full services by September. This gradual, staggered approach, based on customer date of birth, will ensure that strict protocols are in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
TORONTO — Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced the completion of widening Highway 401 from four to six lanes, from west of the Cataraqui River Bridge to Highway 15 in Kingston. This highway expansion will connect communities, ensure the safe and reliable movement of essential goods and support economic development in the region.
COCHRANE - Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, announced that the Government of Ontario is connecting Northeastern Ontario with a long-awaited highway bypass project in the Town of Cochrane. This project will improve safety and reduce travel times for families and truck drivers, while creating jobs in local communities as the province reopens the economy.
TORONTO - Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation, released comprehensive safety guidance for public transit agencies as the province reopens and more people return to work. This guidance, developed in consultation with health and transit officials, provides transit agencies with the information they need to help protect employees and passengers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
TORONTO - Today, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA), announced the Ontario government is moving forward with the next step in building the Ontario Line, the signature project in the largest subway expansion in the province's history. The government is issuing the first two public-private partnership (P3) Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) to identify and qualify those who will design, build and maintain the subway line. The Ontario Line is being built under three separate P3 contracts.
TORONTO - Following the signing of the "Ontario-York Region Transit Partnership Preliminary Agreement" with the Regional Municipality of York, Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Kinga Surma, Associate Minister of Transportation (GTA) issued the following joint statement:
TORONTO — Today, John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, announced the Ontario government is moving forward with the first stage of widening Highway 17 from two to four lanes between Arnprior and Renfrew. The highway expansion, with four new interchanges, will keep families safe, connect communities, and drive economic growth in the region.
TORONTO — Today, the governments of Canada and Ontario announced the widening of Highway 401 from six to ten lanes in the Cambridge area. This major highway expansion will relieve congestion, shorten commute times and ensure the safe and reliable movement of essential goods along Canada's busiest highway and critical trade corridor.
TORONTO - The Ontario government is introducing new bus routes that will connect passengers to jobs, hospitals and other essential services in the Northwest with the launch of two new intercommunity bus services.
TORONTO - The Ontario government is offering a new free 511 app which will provide truck drivers immediate access to the information they need to stay safe, fed and rested while delivering essential goods across the province during the COVID-19 outbreak.
TORONTO - Today, Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation issued the following statement on supporting truck drivers during the COVID-19 outbreak: