Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario invest in public transit and active transportation infrastructure for Windsor and Tecumseh residents


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Joint federal, provincial, and municipal funding through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan will support 10 public transit projects in Windsor and Tecumseh, Ontario.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $12.6 million in these projects through the Public Transit Infrastructure Stream (PTIS). The Government of Ontario is contributing more than $10.5 million, while the City of Windsor is contributing more than $25.1 million and the Town of Tecumseh is contributing $580,314.

Project Information:


Project name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal / Other Funding


2019 Road Rehabilitation V - Grand Marais Road - Dougall Avenue to Dominion Boulevard

Construction of over four km of bicycle lanes and accessible sidewalks on Grand Marais Road. This will improve accessibility by connecting South Windsor to the Dominion Transit Windsor route, as well as connecting Grand Marais road with existing transit stops.





Sidewalk Rehabilitation & Active Transportation Improvements

Rehabilitation and improvement of over 14 km of sidewalk to better link Windsor residents to the transit system, providing increased accessibility.





Replacement of existing rolling stock vehicles (16 buses) and purchase of new vehicles (3 buses)

Purchase of 19 new buses (replacing 16 buses that have exceeded their useful life and adding 3 more buses to the fleet), will improve customer experience and reliability of service.





Pedestrian Crossover Installation in Three Locations

Installation of three pedestrian crossings at the following locations: Drouillard Road at Richmond Street; University Avenue West at Patricia Street; and Lauzon Road at Clairview Avenue. This will provide better accessibility and safety for pedestrians.





Cabana Corridor Improvements Phase 3 & 4 - Cabana Road West from Dougall Avenue to Rankin Avenue

Construction and rehabilitation of over three km of designated bike lanes and over three km of sidewalks along the Cabana Road corridor. This will improve access to the public transit system.





Construction of Dougall Avenue including Bike lanes and Sidewalks

Construction of 220 metres of new bike lanes and sidewalks on each side of Dougall Avenue, between Ouellette Place and Eugenie Street. This will improve access to the public transit system.





Transit Route Access Improvements

Construction of four active transportation corridors (consisting of sidewalks, bicycle lanes, multi-use trails and pedestrian bridges) located on existing transit routes throughout the City. This will improve the accessibility of the system for users.





Implementation of Transit Windsor's Master Plan To Create and Support An Improved Overall Transit System (Phase I).

A design study to evaluate the costs of improving various aspects of the public transit system, as well as the installation of new signage and decals for the re-branding of the transit system, and new route scheduling software and an intelligent transportation system. This will improve the quality of the public transit system.






Transit Terminals, Bus Shelters and Customer Amenities

Development of a design study to inform upgrades to various components of transit stops throughout the  City ; (including the procurement and installation of 100 new passenger shelters; upgrading existing passenger shelters; accessible design upgrades for multiple transit stops; new bike facilities and new signage at various transit stops).





Construction of an off-road multi-purpose pathway to link to Tecumseh Transit System

Construction of a new, three km multi-purpose pathway that will link Tecumseh Hamlet to the Tecumseh Transit Service. This will improve access to the public transit system.




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