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JUN 2013

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Ontario Budget Delivers Infrastructure Investment The 2013 budget would: ■ Invest $100 million in 2013‐14 for roads and bridges in northern and rural areas. ■ Make the existing provincial 2 percent per liter gas tax transfer permanent. ■ Create select High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area into High Occupancy Toll (HOV/HOT) lanes, where carpoolers continue to drive for free but other drivers could choose to drive in the HOV lanes for a toll. ■ Expand support for transportation and transit infrastructure in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area. "All governments – federal, provin‐ cial and municipal – need to work together to make infrastructure in‐ vestments that promote safety and economic prosperity," said AMO President Russ Powers. "The mu‐ nicipal property tax base cannot support the level of investment that's needed and the demand ex‐ ists right across Ontario. The budget is on the right track by in‐ vesting in urban, rural and north‐ ern communities." Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, invest $100 million in 2013‐14 for roads and bridges in northern and rural areas and make the existing provincial gas tax transfer perma‐ nent. Currently, two cents in gas tax revenue is transferred to municipali‐ ties for every liter that's sold. Custom Dewatering Solutions for Minerals With low energy and polymer usage, BDP's Model Sahara Belt Press will lower your operating & maintenance costs! American Made BDP Industries' model Sahara Belt Press will produce: ă Cake solids higher than any other ă Exceedingly long Belt Life Production ăby any othercapacity unachievable manufacturer Lower maintenance costs ă ăNo need for access platforms or stairs ă Responsive / Experienced Customer Service Vulcan Material, Columbia, SC CEMEX, Queens Creek Vulcan Material, Reliance, CA Specifically, the budget would ex‐ pand support for transportation and transit infrastructure in the FAST FACT CANADIAN NEWS The Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) welcomed the Ontario budget's proposed investments in in‐ frastructure, such as roads, bridges and public transit. Infrastructure investments promote safety and economic prosperity, according to AMO President Russ Powers. CEMEX, Arizona ă Gravity Belt Thickeners ă Process Control Panels ă Belt Presses ă Equipment Restoration ă Rotary Drum Concentrators ă On-Site Service & Mobile Demos ă Polymer Systems Sales: 518-527-5417 Factory: 518-695-6851 Fax: 518-695-5417 Email: ROCKproducts • JUNE 2013 11

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