The federal government has announced 14 projects across Canada that will see municipalities receive funding for the ecoMOBILITY program. A total of almost $3.000,000 has been made available for the projects. Metrolinx just happens to be one of the receivers.
Metrolinx (the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority) will receive a contribution of up to $405,000 for a project at elementary schools in the Region of Peel and the City of Hamilton to pilot, test and monitor new concepts and initiatives that encourage students to walk to school. It will also promote green transportation alternatives for faculty and staff.
To me, it seems like a waste of money on a dumb project. The Government Of Canada suggest this is an example of keeping our economy moving, create new jobs and deliver results for the environment.