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Ontario Government Nominates 57 Transit Projects outside the GTHA to the Federal Government for Funding

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Ontario Government Nominates 57 Transit Projects outside the GTHA to the Federal Government for Funding

Ministry of Infrastructure

The Ontario Government is investing more than $100 million in transit infrastructure projects outside the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). These projects will reduce congestion, improve commutes, connect neighbourhoods and businesses, and people to jobs.

The following 57 projects have been forwarded to the federal government for final funding approval:


Note: Financials have been rounded.

Municipality

Project Name

Project Description

Provincial Funding ($M)

Barrie

Downtown Connection Hub

· Construct two lay-by lane bus stops with enhanced bus stop technology and infrastructure.

·  Bus stop will accommodate six buses at one time.

0.11

Belleville

North East Industrial Park Active Transportation and Transit Shelters (New)

·  Construct active transportation/pedestrian services.

·  17 new bus stops and eight new transit shelters, for the four main roads through North East Industrial Park.

1.10

Belleville

New Bus Purchase

·  Four new buses to serve an additional possible increased seated capacity of approximately 5,472 passengers per operating day. 

1.11

Brantford

Transit Maintenance Facility Upgrades

·  Upgrade/replace two in-ground bus hoists.

·  Refurbish Bus Wash, including replacement of brushes, motors and pumps. 

·  Replace three existing fuel pumps at the Transit Centre including valves, plumbing, electrical and safety equipment.

·  Projects will reduce maintenance costs of repairing aging assets.

0.34

Chatham-Kent

Transit Information and Technology Upgrades

·  Purchase/install one On Demand software, one Payment Services software, and 25
security cameras.

·  Purchase/install alighting sensors on 14 buses.

·  Purchase/install four communication boards and five Smart Card kiosks to upgrade transit platform.

0.31

Chatham-Kent

Purchase of Public Transit Vehicles - Clean fuel and New Technology

·  Purchase:

o   three small and two medium buses replacing current diesel-powered units with clean-air alternatives.

o   Five accessible vans with seating for two wheelchairs, and room for seven people to sit in the accessible van in addition to the wheelchairs.

0.61

Chatham-Kent

Transit Terminal and Bus Shelter Purchases and Rehabilitation

·  Purchase approximately six solar-powered bus shelters on inter-urban routes including kiosks and message boards.

·  Renovate bus terminal with AODA compliancy and have kiosk and message boards.

0.73

Guelph

Route Expansions - Increase Frequency to Route Network

·  Purchase 30 buses to increase frequency to transit network.

8.19

Guelph

Guelph Central Station Terminal Upgrades and Expansions

·  Construct a free-standing structure. Will include:

o   public waiting areas and washrooms;

o   private areas for staff, with lunch room, washrooms and areas for supervisors and other system support staff.

2.42

Guelph

Construction of a new Guelph Transit Facility at 110 Dunlop Street

·  Construct new transit facility for dispatching buses. Will include:

o   transit administration offices;

o   bus fleet storage; and

o   required infrastructure to accommodate charging stations for transition of the fleet to electrical buses.

15.76

Guelph

Bus Fleet Electrification

·  Conduct study/review of fleet electrification, replace 35 diesel powered transit buses with electric powered buses, and install initial charging infrastructure.

10.01

Guelph

Cycling network expansion and enhancements

·  Construct 13 km protected on-road cycling network.

1.55

Kawartha Lakes

Transit Improvement and Expansion

·  Purchase:

o   five replacement buses;

o   seven bus-mounted bike racks;

o   and 6-8 bike corrals to improve connectivity with road and active transportation networks.

·  Expand bus route with new hub and stops.

·  Upgrade transit software and expand bus maintenance facility.

0.79

Leamington

Transit Bus Purchase

·  Purchase two, low-floor conventional transit buses.

0.21

Machin

Bus Storage Shelter

·  Construct one bus shelter to provide a safe and quality place for the Home Support Bus to be stored.

0.01

Midland

Town of Midland Ride Scheduling and Vehicle Tracking Solution

·  Purchase/install Global Positioning System software on transit vehicles.

0.04

Niagara Falls

Tennant T20 Heavy-Duty Industrial Scrubber

·  Replace ride-on sweeper with heavy-duty industrial scrubber.

0.03

Niagara Falls

Automotive Lift - 18,000 lbs (230")

·  Install automotive lift for servicing 14 vehicles, which have wheel bases shorter than the minimum of the current in-ground hoists.

0.01

Niagara Falls

In-Ground, Three-Post Hoist (Artic Buses)

·  Install hoist with 40,000-kg capacity for articulated bus applications, in-ground type, consisting of three hydraulic lifting devices.

0.16

Niagara Falls

Extension of Parking and Storage Facilities

·  Expand indoor parking facility and outdoor parking area, at current Transit facility.

1.28

Niagara Falls

Fuel System Upgrade

·  Replace ProFuel software system to allow for improved fluid tracking. 

·  Install equipment on 67 buses and support vehicles, to integrate with fuel system for automation.

0.07

North Bay

Transit On-Demand

·  Purchase an automatic real-time dispatching system to increase ridership and passenger satisfaction and reduce costs.

·  Marketing campaign to raise awareness.

0.09

North Bay

Facility Improvements to the Fleet Garage and Bus Barn

·  Purchase security cameras, tools and equipment for maintenance staff to work safely and effectively.

0.21

North Bay

New Bus Shelters, Concrete Pads and Digital Signage at Bus Stops

·  Purchase 12 bus shelters.

·  Rehabilitate eight existing shelters and 20 digital signs, to provide safe and accessible shelters to pedestrians.

0.15

North Bay

Purchase of Additional Trackless Unit

·  Purchase one snow plow and attachments to provide clean sidewalks for pedestrians accessing transit stops.

0.05

North Bay

Construction of Sidewalks

·  Construct new 4.2-km sidewalk to connect pedestrians to transit stops safely.

2.97

North Bay

Facility Rehabilitation to the Fleet Garage and Bus Barn

·  Install five insulated garage doors and central vacuum system for cleaner transit buses.

0.04

Orangeville

Construction of New Transfer Terminal, New Bus and Routes

·  Relocate or construct new transfer terminal, which will include:

o   lay-by bus lane;

o   concrete platform; and

o   glass bus shelter 5x10 with bench.

·  Purchase of new nine-metre low-floor bus, and one specialized transit vehicle.

·  Additional bus routes to improve capacity and reliability.

0.70

Port Colborne

City of Port Colborne Nickel Beach Bike Lane Project

·  Construct new bike lane along Welland Street from Clearance Street to Lake Street.

·  Creation of one new bus stop and turn-around at Nickel Beach Entrance.

0.20

Port Hope

Specialized Transit Service Expansion and Accessibility improvements to existing stops

·  Purchase 10 new bus shelters and one green energy vehicle.

·  Upgrade concrete sidewalks to improve accessibility for users.

0.09

Sarnia

Transit Garage and Office Renovations

·  Upgrade transit garage and office including: roof, HVAC, garage doors, asphalt, electrical, office renovation, and windows.

0.88

Sarnia

Transit Maintenance Equipment Replacement and Upgrades

·  Replace transit maintenance and equipment including: fuel pumps and storage, bus-wash system and hoist.

0.36

Sarnia

Fleet Upgrades

·  Replace 30 fare boxes.

·  Install 34 hands-free radios to ensure safe and reliable service.

0.13

Sarnia

Fleet Replacement and Expansion

·  Purchase 20 replacement buses, four maintenance vehicles and two new buses to expand fleet.

3.33

Sarnia

Transit Stop Improvements

·  Install 100 new concrete bus stop pads and 20 new solar-powered transit shelters, to improve accessibility of transit stops and improve comfort.

0.42

Sarnia

Terminal Upgrades

·  Reconstruct three transit terminals to improve capacity and safety.

1.0

Sarnia

Active Transportation Projects

·  Construct active transportation projects including:

o   5 km multi-use trail;

o   3 km of infill sidewalk;

o   3 km of bike lane/paved shoulder;

o   seven pedestrian crossovers; and

o   three pedestrian traffic signals.

1.12

Sarnia

Accessibility Improvement Projects

·  Upgrade intersection sidewalk ramps within bus routes to be AODA compliant.

·  Replace 500m of sidewalks that are not accessible due to poor condition.

0.27

Sarnia

Process and Practice Improvements Through Standard Technology Implementation

·  Purchase software and hardware to implement large-scale integrated traffic communications network and enhance rider experience.

0.32

Sarnia

Transit Signal Priority and Accessibility

·  Upgrade 75 traffic signals and 25 transit vehicles to modernize transit signal system and enhance reliability of transit service.

1.39

Sault Ste. Marie

Replacement of Transit Supervisor Vehicles

·  Replace two transit supervisor vehicles to ensure safety of staff and passengers.

0.03

St. Catharines

Replacement of Vehicle Hoists

·  Replace six permanent hoists.

·  Purchase six portable hoists.

0.67

St. Catharines

Replacement of Service Vehicles

·  Replace 11 service vehicles, including one service truck, one supervisor vehicle, and nine shuttle vans to maintain safety and reliability of routes.

0.16

Greater Sudbury

Accelerated Bus Fleet Replacement Program

·  Purchase 53 buses, to reduce ongoing operating deficits of maintaining an older bus fleet.

11.47

Greater Sudbury

Implementation of Various Technological Improvements

·  Conduct review of City's Transit Technological requirements to improve rider experience and ease of access to services.

·  Implement various technological improvements.

1.66

Greater Sudbury

Traffic Signal Renewal and Transit Priority System

·  Replace 125 traffic signal cabinets, controllers and traffic signal priority field hardware.

·  Implement fibre optic-based communication network at 72 intersections.

·  Install traffic signal priority vehicle hardware for 59 transit vehicles.

2.20

Greater Sudbury

Greater Sudbury Transit - Major Mobility Hub Detailed Design and Construction

·  Plan, design and construct three Major Mobility Hubs (New Sudbury, Downtown, South End).

9.05

Greater Sudbury

Detailed design of BRT Corridors with Resulting infrastructure and Implementation

·  Plan/design three BRT corridors to reduce bus travel times, increase transit ridership and revenues, and improve operational efficiency.

8.73

Thunder Bay

Transit Hub Improvements

·  Construct one new transfer hub and improve infrastructure at four existing hubs to include better accessibility.

2.73

Thunder Bay

Vehicle Refurbishment

·  Refurbish nine conventional transit buses to decrease service interruptions due to mechanical failure.

0.36

Thunder Bay

Construction of New Pedestrian Crossovers

·  Construct 21 pedestrian crossovers to improve access to transit stops.

0.73

Thunder Bay

Construction of New Pedestrian Facilities

·  Construct 20 km of pedestrian facilities, either sidewalk or multi-use trail to improve access to transit stops.

2.33

Thunder Bay

Transit Fleet Service Equipment

·  Purchase two service vehicles and maintenance equipment, including one new life and monorail device.

·  Refurbish one vehicle hoist.

0.09

Timmins

Transit signal priority

·  Provide interfacing technology components from traffic signals to bus schedules.

0.05

Windsor

Transit Route Access Improvements

·  Construct 1.7 km of multi-use trail, 0.5 km of on-street bicycle lanes, 0.3 km of sidewalk, and two bridges of approximately 40-metre span, to improve the connectivity with existing active transportation systems.

0.66

Windsor

Implementation of Transit Windsor's Master Plan to Create and Support an Improved Overall Transit System (Phase I)

·  Implement new data collection tools, including new scheduling software, to improve quality and safety of existing and future transit system.

1.27

Waterloo Region

Transit Priority Measure Identification and Implementation

·  Conduct study to evaluate transit priority measures along key corridors.

·  Design/implement up to 10 measures based on recommendations.

0.46

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