The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has launched an interactive transportation-themed challenge as part of the expanded national #CutMyCommute campaign, Brampton Mayor Susan Fennell said earlier this month.
The FCM-led campaign advocates for secure and predictable funding as part of the upcoming long-term infrastructure plan promised by the federal government.
The campaign highlights the benefits of tackling gridlock, improving public transit and how this can help cities like Brampton attract job-creating investments and elevate the quality of life for residents.
Fennell, who chairs FCM’s Ontario Caucus of councillors and mayors, said “The #CutMyCommute campaign encourages individuals from Brampton and across Canada, to tell their story and let all governments know what important transportation improvements would mean to their families, businesses, and day-to-day lives.”
FCM president Karen Leibovici said “to keep our economy moving we need to keep Canadians moving by investing in safe, fast and reliable transportation systems.”
Fennell, who is also a member of FCM’s Big City Mayors’ Caucus, wants Bramptonians to reach out to her office by phone, in writing, on Facebook or on Twitter to discuss their priorities for local transportation improvements.”
“The #CutMyCommute campaign is an important way for residents to be engaged and to have their voices heard. I want Bramptonians to share their priorities about improving roads and public transit.”
Mayor Fennell will take the ideas submitted by residents and share them in a report to Brampton’s Members of Parliament, in advance of the 2013 federal budget.
For further information, visit: www.fcmchallenge.ca. Bramptonians can tweet their ideas to @mayorfennell using the hashtag: #CutMyCommute.