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Backgrounder: Canada and Ontario announce funding for 50 public transit projects across Eastern Ontario

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 16 municipalities have now been approved for federal funding amounting to more than $9.9 million.

Location

Project Name

Federal Funding

Anticipated Start Date

Belleville

Transit facility expansion to meet ridership demand

$1,150,000

November 1, 2016

Belleville

On demand/flexible transit system optimization study

$25,000

January 3, 2017

Belleville

Smart Bus technology software and hardware installation

$250,000

November 1, 2016

Belleville

Installation of multiple bus shelters

$68,987

November 1, 2016

Brockville

Replace existing bus

$57,900

April 30, 2017

Brockville

Replacement, new bus shelters

$10,000

January 2, 2018

Brockville

Active transportation - multi-use trail

$174,908

April 30, 2017

Clarence-Rockland

Modernization of existing public transit infrastructure (Paving Park-N-Ride lot)

$189,351

July 17, 2017

Clarence-Rockland

Enhancement of existing active transportation infrastructure (paving pedestrian path)

$11,350

October 2, 2017

Cobourg

Purchase of Demand Response Software

$45,000

January 1, 2017

Cobourg

Purchase of new paratransit bus

$85,000

January 1, 2017

Cobourg

Purchase of 10 transit shelters

$32,500

January 1, 2017

Deseronto

Replace an existing vehicle, expand fleet and increase accessibility

$60,000

May 1, 2017

Dysart et al

Sidewalk accessibility improvements at southeast & southwest corner of Victoria Street & Pine Avenue

$25,000

May 15, 2017

Dysart et al

Installation of canopy

$27,000

June 1, 2017

Kawartha Lakes

Procurement, installation and implementation - Intelligent Scheduling Software for LIMO Specialized Transit

$75,000

January 1, 2017

Kawartha Lakes

Design and construction of a new transit hub in downtown Lindsay

$50,000

January 1, 2017

Kawartha Lakes

Replacement of 18 transit shelters to meet Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act requirements

$54,000

January 1, 2017

Kawartha Lakes

Design and construction of accessibility conversions for 27 existing bus stops

$50,145

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Expansion of 2 conventional transit buses

$450,000

April 1, 2016

Kingston

Replacement of 4 conventional transit buses

$876,895

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Replacement of 3 specialized transit buses

$147,750

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Expansion of 1 specialized transit bus

$49,250

January 1, 2017

Kingston

2017 Hoist installation

$89,000

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Replacement of 8 conventional transit buses

$1,393,189

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Replacement of 4 specialized transit buses

$204,000

January 1, 2017

Kingston

The expansion of Kingston transit fleet by 7 conventional transit buses

$1,956,289

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Bus stop infrastructure upgrades and shelter installation at multiple bus stops

$382,726

January 1, 2017

Kingston

On-board camera system on conventional transit buses

$250,000

January 1, 2017

Kingston

Replacement of 4 urban transit buses

$940,126

January 1, 2018

Kingston

Replacement of 2 specialized transit buses

$96,900

January 1, 2018

Lanark County

Accessible van to increase capacity and improve accessibility

                         $45,000

September 12, 2017

Lanark County

Computerized dispatch system to manage fleet scheduling

                        $17,500

September 12, 2017

Lanark County

Replacement of passenger van

                        $11,737

September 12, 2017

Loyalist Township

Installing five new bus shelters

                             $17,216

January 1, 2017

Loyalist Township

Replacement of one bus

                             $66,585

April 1, 2016

Perth East

Purchase one specialized passenger bus to replace existing bus

$55,000

June 1, 2017

Perth East

Cross-walk upgrades at transit pickup stops to improve safety and accessibility

$13,485

June 1, 2017

Port Hope

Purchase of two new shuttle vehicles

$148,000

May 1, 2017

Prince Edward County

Business case for public transit for Prince Edward County

$22,896

March 1, 2017

Renfrew

Replace existing accessible bus

$75,000

January 1, 2017

Renfrew

Replace existing accessible van

$29,000

January 1, 2017

Renfrew

Acquisition of tire changer and balancer to enhance fleet maintenance

$5,000

January 1, 2017

Renfrew

Upgrade the dispatch centre's base communication system to enhance the coordination of the fleet of specialized transit vehicles

$1,655

January 1, 2017

Russell

Transit feasibility study

$25,000

April 15, 2017

Russell

Install Wi-Fi and GPS services to our four buses to improve service reliability

$2,500

February 15, 2017

Russell

Resurfacing of the existing Park and Ride to improve mobility/accessibility at 1st Avenue location

$12,250

May 20, 2017

Russell

Resurfacing of the existing Park and Ride to improve mobility/accessibility at Blais Street location

$45,500

May 20, 2017

Trent Hills

Purchase a specialized transit vehicle to replace a vehicle

$47,500

April 1, 2017

Trent Hills

Install a new scheduling software/hardware program for the Specialized Transportation Program

$6,250

January 1, 2017


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