Backgrounder: Governments of Canada and Ontario invest in public transit in North Bay

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 three municipalities have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $1.3 million. 



Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Kapuskasing

Purchase one new accessible bus for service expansion

$58,147

January 1, 2017

Kapuskasing

Rehabilitation of one transit bus

$15,500

January 1, 2017

Machin

Purchase one new replacement bus

$51,563

January 1, 2017

North Bay

Installation of electronic fare box system

$375,000

March 31, 2017

North Bay

Enhancing hoist system at fleet maintenance garage

$60,000

January 1, 2017

North Bay

Installation of sidewalks on McKeown Avenue

$125,000

May 1, 2017

North Bay

Installation of security cameras on all transit fleet vehicles

$88,000

January 1, 2018

North Bay

Replace an existing parabus and purchase one additional parabus to the fleet

$60,000

December 1, 2016

North Bay

Various improvements to the Transit Vehicle Storage Facility

$125,000

January 1, 2017

North Bay

Various improvements to the Transit Vehicle Wash Facility

$50,000

March 31, 2017

North Bay

Installation of 10 new bus shelters

$50,000

March 31, 2017

North Bay

Enhancing the accessibility of 30 bus stops

$50,000

March 31, 2017

North Bay

Installing digital signage at approximately 10 bus stops and transfer locations

$75,000

January 1, 2018

North Bay

Installing traffic light pre-emption system on all transit fleet vehicles

$87,500

June 1, 2017

North Bay

Introduction of passenger counters on all transit fleet vehicles

$75,000

January 1, 2017


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