Green Party’s Clarke Bitter calls for GO service to Niagara

For Immediate ReleaseFebruary 10, 2014
Green Party’s Clarke Bitter calls for GO service to Niagara
Niagara Falls – Green Party candidate Clarke Bitter is calling for GO train service to Niagara, and is calling for a dedicated transit fund to pay for it.
“GO service is essential to Niagara’s economy,” says Bitter. “I will pledge as MPP to fight for GO service to expand job opportunities in Niagara and to make it easier for Niagara residents and businesses to access the GTA job market.”
The Liberal government’s current plans are to expand GO services to Hamilton, but there are no plans to extend service to Niagara. The mayors of the 12 municipalities of Niagara and the Niagara Regional Council have joined forces in an attempt to bring GO Train commuter service to the Niagara area.
GO expansion to Niagara is unlikely given the track record of the three status quo parties at Queen’s Park. Both the NDP and PC parties oppose funding for transit. The Liberals have left Niagara out of their transit plans.
“It’s short-sighted for the NDP and Conservatives to oppose transit funding,” says Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner. “And the Liberals are failing Niagara by not including the region in their plans for GO service.”
“Voters in Niagara can send a message that Niagara needs GO service by voting for Clarke Bitter on February 13,” adds Schreiner. “Voting Green is the only vote for change.”