Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for 19 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 five municipalities have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $19.5 million. 



Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Brantford

Transit stop and shelter inventory and condition assessment

$62,500

January 1, 2017

Brantford

Wynarden Court stairway replacement

$125,000

January 1, 2017

Brantford

Downtown transit terminal renovations

$300,000

January 1, 2017

Brantford

Market Parkade rehabilitation and repairs

$2,150,000

January 1, 2017

Brantford

Specialized transit fleet (Brantford Lift) expansion

$44,609

January 1, 2017

Brantford

Transit stop accessibility improvements

$25,000

January 1, 2017

Meaford

Establishment of 10 Bus Stops

$20,352

May 1, 2017

Meaford

Purchase of 1 Accessible Transit Vehicle

$35,616

July 3, 2017

Stratford

Creation of new functional transit terminal

$529,816

January 1, 2017

Stratford

Replacement of two existing buses

$529,816

January 1, 2017

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Fleet expansions (18 buses)

$4,500,000

January 1, 2017

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Purchase Voice Radio Infrastructure and Equipment to be installed in 300 vehicles including conventional buses, specialized buses and service vehicles.

$4,600,000

January 1, 2017

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Active transportation improvements

$2,500,000

November 1, 2016

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

On board camera replacement (1778 cameras for 248 buses)

$1,000,000

January 1, 2017

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Transit safety and security measures (285 buses, 10 stations/terminals)

$1,400,000

January 1, 2017

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Onboard traffic signal priority equipment (285 buses)

$500,000

January 1, 2017

Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Transit Priority Design Studies

$600,000

January 1, 2017

Woodstock

Purchase 2 expansion buses

$510,612

April 1, 2016

Woodstock

Implement electronic fare system

$128,990

April 1, 2016


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