Canada is overdue for an upgrade to bring its inter-city rail infrastructure into the twenty-first century. Likewise, upgraded and expanded public transit systems can have substantial environmental and job-creation benefits. Canadians need a stronger and more comprehensive plan to develop and expand public transit. Currently, provincial and federal governments help municipalities pay for capital projects in public transportation. However, municipal governments still end up bearing the brunt of the combined operations and capital costs. We all share the benefits; it’s important to share the load.