Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for 114 public transit projects across Ontario

Backgrounder

A new list of transit projects has been approved under the Canada-Ontario Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) agreement, which is designed to address key infrastructure priorities with a focus on repairing and upgrading existing facilities and assets.

The Government of Canada is providing Ontario with over $1.48 billion under PTIF, and will fund up to 50 per cent of the eligible project costs.

As part of the bilateral agreement with Ontario, the following projects in 10 municipalities have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $50.5 million.

The projects listed below are part of the list of 312 projects announced by Prime Minister Trudeau today.



Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Chatham-Kent

Opticom Emergency Response installation at eight locations for public transit pre-emption

$72,650

June 2, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Installation of required concrete works at five transit shelter locations to address accessibility constraints

$70,000

May 5, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Smart-Card implementation, by Transitfare & Systems, for accessible transit services to provide improved service reliability

$18,000

July 7, 2017

Chatham-Kent

NextBus integration, by NextBus, for inter-urban transit service lines to provide real-time transit information and improved service reliability

$50,000

July 7, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Installation of new concrete sidewalk to provide access and customer safety/security to multiple transit stop locations

$90,000

May 5, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Installation of new concrete sidewalk to provide access to new transit shelter location and address accessibility constraints

$3,000

May 5, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Installation of transit shelter trash receptacles at twenty locations to provide enhanced customer service, health and safety

$10,000

May 5, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Smart-Card web service implementation, by Transitfare & Systems, for Chatham-Kent Conventional Transit Services to introduce new technologies and enhance customer service

$10,000

July 7, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Installation of required concrete works at fifty transit stop locations to improve customer service and security

$50,000

May 5, 2017

Chatham-Kent

McFarlane Ave. and St. Clair Street installation of a designated right turn lane along transit route to improve schedule adherence

$44,000

April 7, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Heritage Drive and Keil Drive installation of a designated right turn lane along transit route to improve schedule adherence

$2,500

April 7, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Transit service/route extensions including 46 stop removals and various new stop installations to address ridership demands and route schedule adherence

$5,200

September 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent

Installation of three new dome-style transit pedestrian shelters, by Mountain Shelter Solutions

$27,000

September 1, 2016

Chatham-Kent

Installation of 27 new Solar Packages, by Mountain Shelter Solutions at existing transit passenger shelter locations

$80,000

May 5, 2017

Chatham-Kent

Restoration, rehabilitation and upgrades to 12 existing transit passenger shelters, by Mountain Shelter Solutions

$70,000

May 5, 2017

Leamington

Preparation of Master Transit Plan

$34,014

March 1, 2017

Leamington

Oak Street West sidewalk extension

$65,000

July 1, 2017

London

Shift Rapid Transit Environmental Assessment (EA) / Transit Project Assessment Process (TPAP)

$1,500,000

April 1, 2016

London

Shift Rapid Transit Engineering

$5,942,909

April 1, 2016

London

Rehabilitation of Dundas Place 

$8,000,000

April 1, 2016

London

Dundas Place transit improvements

$1,000,000

April 1, 2017

London

New accessible transit pads and sidewalks

$1,000,000

October 15, 2016

London

Installation of 25 new pedestrian crossovers

$345,000

October 15, 2016

London

Kiwanis Park pathway connection

$1,050,000

October 15, 2016

London

Construct new downtown cycle tracks

$1,075,000

May 1, 2016

London

Byron Baseline and Wonderland Road sidewalk and bicycle facilities

$875,000

October 1, 2016

London

Separated bicycle lane renewal

$645,000

October 1, 2016

London

Construct Bradley Avenue extension transit and active transportation features

$250,000

May 1, 2016

London

Sidewalk and bicycle lane improvements on the Field Marshall Wolseley Bridge

$95,000

May 1, 2016

London

Rehabilitate and upgrade Blackfriars Bridge active transportation components

$750,000

May 1, 2016

London

Old East Village Shift Rapid Transit route parking lot improvements

$650,000

May 1, 2016

London

Feasibility Study for a Downtown Transportation Alliance

$75,000

January 14, 2017

London

Neighbourhood bike parking infrastructure preliminary concepts study

$25,000

March 28, 2017

London

Install bike parking facility (near downtown Bus Rapid Transit Station)

$60,000

January 14, 2017

London

Upgrade Automatic Vehicle Location/Communication System utilized at London Transit

$121,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of existing 8-line wayside transit information signs

$195,500

January 1, 2017

London

Upgrade of on-board bus audio/video recording system

$175,000

May 1, 2017

London

Replacement of current telephone system in use at London Transit

$150,000

October 1, 2016

London

Retrofit current bus fleet (110 buses) with perimeter seating to increase accessibility

$562,500

February 1, 2017

London

Asphalt repairs at both transit facilities

$200,000

May 1, 2017

London

Upgrade lighting to Light-emitting diodes (LED) at both transit facilities

$162,500

February 1, 2017

London

Replacement of 2 hoists at Highbury Transit Facility

$200,000

January 1, 2017

London

Upgrade of fuel cardlock system at Highbury Transit Facility

$57,500

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of 10 engines in buses that have surpassed the planned six year replacement cycle

$450,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of all 380 bus shelters currently in place in the City of London

$1,319,500

October 1, 2016

London

Upgrades to file server and network switching infrastructure in use at the Highbury Transit Facility

$101,500

May 1, 2017

London

Replacement of bus wash infrastructure at Highbury Transit Facility

$368,000

May 1, 2017

London

Replacement batteries for eight Hybrid buses currently in fleet

$372,500

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement dual power invertor modules for 8 hybrid buses

$200,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of transmissions for eight Hybrid buses

$414,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of the autotechnik joints for nine articulated buses in the fleet

$276,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of the salt storage tent at Highbury Transit Facility

$37,500

May 1, 2017

London

Complete construction to enclose existing structure at Wonderland Transit Facility to provide for additional storage

$30,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replace/repair existing perimeter fencing at Highbury Transit Facility

$40,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replace security gate infrastructure at Highbury Transit Facility

$75,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of all 25 man doors at Highbury Transit Facility

$15,000

May 1, 2017

London

Completion of concrete repair at Wonderland Transit Facility

$75,000

January 1, 2017

London

Replacement of sewage pump infrastructure at the Wonderland Transit Facility

$34,500

January 1, 2017

London

Renovation of reception area at Highbury Transit Facility to provide greater security

$11,500

January 1, 2017

London

Supply and installation of 35 wayside transit information signs at identified locations across the City

$162,500

January 1, 2017

London

Completion of a facility needs assessment and detailed plan for Highbury Transit Facility

$150,000

January 1, 2017

London

Purchase and installation of 72 automatic passenger counters for remainder of bus fleet

$287,500

January 1, 2017

London

Purchase and installation of closed-circuit monitors for all 213 buses

$1,992,500

January 1, 2017

London

Increased bus replacement program in 2017 to include seven buses planned for 2018 replacement

$2,000,000

January 1, 2017

London

Increased bus replacement program in 2018 to include seven buses planned for 2019 replacement

$2,000,000

January 1, 2018

London

Rehabilitation of Thames Valley Parkway (TVP), South Branch

$500,000

November 1, 2016

London

Rehabilitation of Thames Valley Parkway (TVP), Main Branch

$375,000

November 1, 2016

London

Rehabilitation of three pedestrian bridges

$300,000

November 1, 2016

London

12 audible pedestrian signal upgrades

$195,000

January 1, 2017

London

Installation of 60 pedestrian countdown signal heads

$155,000

January 1, 2017

London

Bicycle detection improvements at four intersections

$50,000

January 1, 2017

Norfolk County

Improvements to approximately 26 bus stops

$58,000

April 1, 2017

Sarnia

Purchase of two low floor Nova Buses

$498,000

January 31, 2017

Sarnia

Purchase of two accessible buses (Care A Vans)

$115,000

January 1, 2017

Sarnia

Purchase of eight low floor ARBOC specialty cutaway buses

$666,000

January 1, 2017

Sarnia

Installation of 240 concrete pads for accessible transit stops

$200,000

May 1, 2017

Sarnia

Installation of a new fuel storage tank to refuel buses

$50,000

May 1, 2017

Sarnia

Bus facility upgrades

$67,160

May 1, 2017

Sarnia

Installation of cameras in all buses, 6 cameras per bus to be installed in 29 buses for a total of 174 cameras.

$88,500

January 31, 2017

Sarnia

Installation of an accessible transit scheduling software

$51,948

January 31, 2017

St. Marys

Accessibility improvements to sidewalks

$67,500

June 1, 2017

St. Thomas

Installation of transit shelters

$50,000

June 1, 2017

St. Thomas

Installation of safety lighting at various transit shelters

$20,000

June 1, 2017

St. Thomas

Improving visibility of transit signage

$25,000

June 1, 2017

St. Thomas

Accessible transit fleet replacement

$300,000

June 1, 2017

Tecumseh

Purchase a low floor accessible community transit bus to replace an existing transit bus

$94,584

November 10, 2016

West Perth

Replace 1 Accessible Van

                           $28,304

February 15, 2017

West Perth

Improve Accessible Trail Approaches to the Specialized Transit Depot

                             $13,799

April 1, 2017

Windsor

Improved functionality of farebox through use of technology enhancements

$410,672

February 1, 2017

Windsor

Quantification of ridership through the use of automatic passenger counters

$100,000

June 1, 2017

Windsor

Two additional intelligent transportation system laptops for on road supervisory support vehicles

$4,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor

Installation of eight LED outdoor message signs at bus stops and two flat panel indoor displays

$100,000

July 1, 2017

Windsor

Conduct a service delivery review focusing on current and potential growth opportunities

$275,000

September 1, 2017

Windsor

Conduct a fare structure review focusing on current fare structures with a view to Incorporating the latest industry standards

$195,000

June 1, 2017

Windsor

Restoration of multiple Transit Windsor pedestrian shelters

$500,000

February 1, 2017

Windsor

Acquisition of twenty-four 40 foot clean diesel buses

$6,247,392

January 1, 2017

Windsor

Implementation of a hybrid bus refurbishing program

$600,000

September 1, 2017

Windsor

Implementation of a bulk fluid asset control system

$50,000

January 1, 2017

Windsor

Rehabilitation of concrete surfaces and drains in fuelling and cleaning area of maintenance garage

$35,000

June 1, 2017

Windsor

Rehabilitation of concrete surfaces throughout the maintenance garage

$50,000

June 1, 2017

Windsor

Replacement of three high speed doors in the maintenance garage

$45,000

March 1, 2017

Windsor

Expansion of customer service parking to support increased demand

$10,000

March 1, 2017

Windsor

Renovations and enhancements to customer service area at the main transit terminal

$20,000

May 1, 2017

Windsor

Installation of a makeup/exhaust unit for improved ventilation at
main transit terminal

$375,000

July 1, 2017

Windsor

Renovations and enhancements at the West end transit terminal

$100,000

March 1, 2017

Windsor

Acquisition of a commercial grade floor sweeper for maintenance garage floor

$42,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor

Acquisition of a commercial grade parts washer for maintenance garage

$37,500

February 1, 2017

Windsor

Update existing safety and security features at main transit facility and Windsor International Transit Terminal

$90,000

January 1, 2017

Windsor

Renovations and enhancements to the Transportation Services Area, including central dispatch, at the main transit terminal

$100,000

July 1, 2017

Windsor

Acquisition of fleet inspection equipment to support the Bus Rehabilitation Program

$387,500

January 1, 2017

Windsor

Cycling-transit connection on South Cameron Blvd. - Totten to Northwood

$167,500

March 1, 2017

Windsor

Cycling-transit connection on Little River Blvd - Radcliffe to East City Limits

$35,000

March 1, 2017

Windsor

Cycling-transit connection on Malden Road - Armanda to South City Limits

$250,000

March 1, 2017

Windsor

Cycling-transit connection on Kamloops Street - Calderwood to the West Limit

$34,515

March 1, 2017


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