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Ontario Government investing close to $700,000 in a transit project in Orangeville

Aug 16, 2019 | Transit | General

Dufferin-Caledon MPP Sylvia Jones is pleased to announce that the Town of Orangeville will receive provincial funding for a project that includes construction of a new transfer terminal including a new glass shelter, seating, a concrete pad and a layby bus lane. Also included in the funding is the purchase of a new low-floor bus and specialized transit bus.

Jones shares the news that Orangeville has been nominated to receive funding through the Public Transit stream and Rural and Northern stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The provincial portion included is close to $700,000 of a project that is $2 million total.

“Building and maintaining great roads, bridges and transit infrastructure helps keep our community moving,” said Jones. "We are working closely with our municipal partners, families and small business to meet the needs of all residents.”

“The transit projects announced today promise to make a real difference in people’s lives,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. "Better public transit creates stronger communities. It helps people spend less time commuting to work and home, and more time doing the things they love with those they care about most.”

The projects are now with the federal government for final funding decisions as they are reviewed for eligibility under the ICIP program. Some projects could begin as soon as Fall 2019. If approved, the nominated projects will be eligible for total funding of more than $15.3 million from the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

“These initiatives promise to make a real difference in people’s lives and we’re excited to get shovels in the ground;” said Jones.

“The Town of Orangeville is very pleased to be receiving funding from the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program,” said Orangeville Mayor Sandy Brown. “Thank you to Town staff for preparing a well-researched and well written application. This money will help the Town improve our local Transit system and increase ridership. Our Town Council has recently created a Transit Task Force which will investigate ways to further improve local transit and ways to improve transit for commuters.”