To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario:
WHEREAS the Government of Ontario is responsible for investing in building, maintaining and upgrading GO Transit trains and rail routes throughout the province, and;
WHEREAS local technology companies say that a lack of GO trains between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto is their biggest constraint on growth, and;
WHEREAS dependable, efficient public transit is a catalyst for economic development, and;
WHEREAS the Government of Ontario has repeatedly made commitments to invest in and improve GO Transit trains for the purposes of improving connectivity, increasing transit ridership, decreasing traffic congestion, connecting people to jobs, and improving the economy, and;
WHEREAS increased congestion on Highway 401 between Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto places a strain on economic development opportunities in the region and costs households $125 per year;
We the undersigned petition the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to direct the Government of Ontario to provide a firm funding commitment and a clear timeline for the delivery of frequent, all-day, two-way GO rail service along the full length of the vital Kitchener GO corridor.