Brantford residents are set to benefit from Ontario budget choices with the arrival of a new dedicated GO bus linking to the GO train service.

Brant MPP Dave Levac announced the plan for with expanded options for Brant residents travelling in and out of the area Thursday, after the new Ontario budget was delivered 

"This is a good day for Brant," Levac said. "This was a great team effort by many playing in the sandbox together. Brant will now be more accessible to visitors and commuters, continuing to make Brant the best place to live, work, play, and raise a family."

The new GO bus will be introduced later this year, traveling during rush hour times for commuters and connecting Brantford to the existing GO rail network and the GO Lakeshore West line at Aldershot station in Burlington.

The move also allows for a more cost-efficient alternative to driving or the VIA rail system.

Brantford Mayor Chris Friel says that the new bus will have a major impact on the city.

"The transformational impact this development will have on the City of Brantford cannot be overstated," said Friel. "In addition to improving transportation for residents leaving the City every day, the service will also provide vital access to attract interest, innovation and investment to Brantford."