Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for 12 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 12 projects across Ontario have now been approved for federal funding amounting to over $1 million.



Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Collingwood

Replace two 2006 Eldorado with new 30' Conventional Low Floor Accessible Buses to enhance service reliability and ridership demands

$413,601

January 15, 2017

Elliot Lake

Purchase of heated garage for fleet storage

$133,750

October 31, 2016

Elliot Lake

Replace existing specialized transit vehicle

$106,715

September 1, 2017

Kenora

Construction of new bus shelters – 5 locations

$62,500

May 23, 2017

Kenora

Replacement of existing bus shelters – 10 locations

$90,000

May 23, 2017

Owen Sound

Replacement of exterior walkway & curbing at transit terminal

$30,000

June 1, 2017

Owen Sound

Roof replacement at transit terminal

$30,000

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) replacement in transit terminal

$15,000

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound

Accessibility upgrades in transit terminal

$7,500

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound

General transit terminal repairs (signs, brickwork, flooring and benches)

$25,000

January 1, 2017

Owen Sound

Installation of 20 new bus shelters with accessible signage and sidewalk connectors

$155,000

May 1, 2017

Owen Sound

Purchase software and Global Positioning System (GPS) units to provide real-time bus information in a “Where's my Bus” smart phone application

$7,500

January 1, 2017


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